The Laramie Project and the Laramie Project - Ten Years Later

Author: Moisés Kaufman
Secondary Author: Leigh Fondakowski
ISBN: 9780804170390

The Laramie Projectpremiered on February 19, 2000, and went on to become one of the most-performed pieces of theater in America. The groundbreaking play portrays a small Wyoming town after one of its citizens, a young gay man named Matthew Shepard, was targeted, beaten and left to die. Based on transcripts of more than 200 interviews with people of the town, The Laramie Projectis both a mainstay of modern theater and a focal point for political activism. Now, in this volume, The Laramie Project- Ten Years Laterjoins the original work. The second play-a stunning coda to the original-revisits Laramie a decade after the tragedy, and finds a town grappling with the twin specters of justice and forgiveness. Here, the Tectonic Theater Project exposes the denial that has taken root-claims that Matthew was killed, not out of hate, but out of a robbery gone wrong. Together, these plays comprise a deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the depths to which humanity can sink-and the heights

Publisher: Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC
Publish Date: 2014

Subjects: Drama / American / General, Social Science / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies

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