I knew, too, that I would find it moving and touching and probably a bit depressing. What I did not know, however, is that it would remind me of my own responsibility to live out loud and honestly.
Overview Synopsis In October in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed,tortured and left, alone, to die. His body -- battered, bloody, barely clinging to life -- was discovered eighteen hours later.
He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support.
He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay. The hate crime attracted vast attention worldwide, bringing sexual discrimination and violence to the forefront of public discourse.
Over the course of a year and a half, the group interviewed over subjects, some directly related to the case and some regular citizens of Laramie.
Out of these interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project was born. Hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre, the play shocks, challenges, and moves all who watch it as it reveals the lowest depths of hatred and greatest heights of compassion that lies within all human beings in any seemingly average community.Sep 03, · TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers.
The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman, is a compilation of interviews by The Tectonic Theater Project, news publications, and journal entries. After the brutal murder of Mathew Sheppard in The Laramie Project was a compilation of documentary style transcripts about a local tragedy that were cut and reassembled into a theatrical performance piece - admittedly NOT in the expected format where one would read it as a traditional play/5.
Laramie Project, The (DVD) In October , 21 year-old Mathew Shepard was found savagely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in Laramie, Wyoming. A production of The Laramie Project, a play by Moises Kaufman, is based upon interviews with the Laramie, Wyo., residents following the violent death of a .
The Laramie Project is a gripping tour through the actual spoken words of Laramie people drawn from hundreds of hours of interviews to show the outrage, the sense of being unfairly singled out, the quiet hope for change among gay and lesbian residents and the sometimes callous behavior of journalists.
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