THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moisés Kaufman & the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by Derek Bertelsen

June 7 – July 8, 2018
The West Stage @ The Raven Theatre Complex
6157 N. Clark     Chicago, IL 60660

The Laramie Project presents a deeply complex portrait of a community’s response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment and sorrow. The play portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence. As we near the twentieth anniversary, Matthew Shepard’s story still reverberates, urging us on with its clarion call to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate, in all forms.