19:00, Tue 4th November 2014 - Sat 8th November 2014 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 4
In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is one of the most performed plays in America today.
"He said, c’mon guys, lets show the world that Laramie is not this kind of town. But it is that kind of town. If it wasn’t this kind of town, why did this happen here? I mean, you know what I mean, like – that’s a lie. Because it happened here ... And we need to own this crime. I feel. Everyone needs to own it. We are like this. We ARE like this. WE are LIKE this."