THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER
BY MOISES KAUFMAN AND THE TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT
Produced in conjunction with The Laramie Project 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
Ten years after the brutal murder of 21 year old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard, and eight years after The Laramie Project made its stage debut, Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out how much the city and its residents had changed in the ensuing decade – both in attitude and the response to the worldwide attention now focused on its 28,000 residents.
This epilogue also came to the stage to fight the backlash and the sources claiming that Matthew Shepard was not murdered because he was gay. Rumours of methamphetamine use from both parties convoluted the story and angered people worldwide. What exactly was the truth?
"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"