THE LARAMIE PROJECT
BY MOISES KAUFMAN AND THE TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT
Produced in conjunction with The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later as Theatre Travels' Sydney debut
Dates: November 28th - December 8th 2018
Theatre: Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre
Directed By: Carly Fisher and Rosie Niven
Stage Manager: Rachel Guest
Lighting Designer: Martin Kinnane
Costume Designer: Adrienne Dell
Set Designer: Dave Angelico
Sound Designer: Hamish Stening
Assistant Stage Manager: Jesse Aviu
Starring: John Michael Burdon, Laura Djanegara,
Andrew Hofman, Francisco Lopez,
Linda Nicholls-Gidley, Matthew Pritchard,
Dominique Purdue, Emily Richardson and Charlotte Tilelli
On October 6, 1998, openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a buck fence, beaten and unconscious in small town Laramie, Wyoming. After 5 days in a coma, Matthew Shepard died from his injuries, and his murder was denounced as a hate crime – one that brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states of America.
On November 14, 1998, members of Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie, Wyoming, and conducted over 400 interviews with more than 100 residents of the town. The Laramie Project is a portrait of this town: a seemingly average community, dealing with the aftermath of a hate-fuelled crime and questioning what it is that now defines them.
"A production which wears its heart on its sleeve, this is a timely and relevant revival"
Sydney Arts Guide
"I urge those who have never seen these two works to find a way to capture them"
Kevin Jackson's Theatre Diary
"It is a dynamic and stirring staging of the pair of plays... delivered with complete and unequivocal vulnerability"
Suzy Goes See
"An involving production of an important play that asks us to revisit our own definitions of freedom, tolerance and forgiveness"
"Powerfully produced... truly devastating to comprehend"