THE LARAMIE PROJECT

By Moisés Kaufman & the Members of Tectonic Theater Project  

Directed by Derek Bertelsen

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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.

CAST
Dana Anderson*
Alexandra Bennett*
Liz Cloud
Rob Frankel
Matthew Harris*
Roberto Jay
Amy Kasper*
Ray Kasper*
Erin O’Brien
Sara Pavlak McGuire*
Peter Surma
Chelsea Turner

STAFF
Derek Bertelsen* – director
Kendal Romero – stage manager
Jeremiah Barr* – scenic design, props design, technical director
Samantha Barr* – lighting design, production manager
Uriel Gomez – costume design
Robert Tobin* – sound design
Krista Hansen – dialect coach
Melanie Thompson – assistant production manager
Sara Pavlak McGuire* – assistant director
Dana Anderson* – assistant director/dramaturg
*denotes AstonRep company member