Temple Theaters: The Laramie Project

Temple Theaters: The Laramie Project

Nov 18-20, 2020

The Laramie Project
by Moisés Kaufman & the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Peter Reynolds
Streaming Nov. 18 - 20 @ 7:30 pm

This production will be FREE


In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. In the aftermath of the beating, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews. Out of these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie they constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience— a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.


Content Warning: Please be aware that this interview contains descriptions of homophobia, torture, and death, that may be distressing to some listeners

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