The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman
and The Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Comments on SIST's production of The Laramie Project........
"What an inspiring evening... I sometimes forget why I first went into theater and last night's LARAMIE PROJECT reminded me all over again. It was a fabulous script and brought to life by your wonderful cast in a deeply moving and illuminating way. Like all great theater there was emotion but also paradox so one never felt lectured to. We can overlook how complex humanity is but last night it was beautifully delineated in its odd mixture of hate and rage and love and forgiveness."
Bravo to all!
(Once known as Morna Murphy Martell
Broadway critic for
The Hollywood Reporter
in the 1980's & 90"s)
"The Laramie Project is a terrific piece of theater, history and life..., There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of churches of the world...Nothing short of stunning."
New York Magazine
On October 7,1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece.
Moise Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews as well as their own experiences, Kaufman and the Tectonic members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience.
Directed by Joseph Daly
The Laramie Project has been chosen to be the Inaugural Production in the brand new Little Shop Studios at Julia Music on Post Ave in Staten Island.
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Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service.