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THE LARAMIE PROJECT CYCLE at BAM

Friday, February 22, 2013 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 11:57 AM




In 1998, Matthew Shepard was tied to a fence, beaten, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He had been the victim of a homophobic hate crime that left the small town of Laramie reeling. His murder became a watershed moment in America, highlighting the violence and prejudice LGBT people face in contemporary society.
Meticulously crafted from hundreds of interviews conducted with the town’s residents over the course of a decade—including Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard, and his convicted killer Aaron McKinney—The Laramie Project Cycle is presented by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project. Pairing the company's acclaimed work The Laramie Project alongside its 2008 epilogue, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, this historic double bill examines a community's shaken self-understanding in the aftermath of tragedy and the temptation to rewrite history in the name of moving on.
Parte I : The Laramie Project
Written by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project
Parte II : The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
Written by Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris, and Stephen Belber
Directed by Moisés Kaufman and Leigh Fondakowski
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