Ask Audrey Ask Audrey
Archived

The Laramie Project

Theatre Travels presents a new production of a landmark verbatim play and its sequel.

Text size
Text size
Add to favourites

The Laramie Project

Date: 1 Nov 2018

On October 6, 1998, openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence, beaten and unconscious outside the town of Laramie, Wyoming.

After five days in a coma, Shepard died from his injuries. 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 and conducted over 400 interviews with more than 100 residents of the town. The Laramie Project is a portrait of that town: a seemingly average community, dealing with the aftermath of a hate-fuelled crime and questioning what it is that now defines them.

Ten years after after Shepard’s death, 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.

Carly Fisher and Rosie Niven direct this new production of a landmark verbatim play and its sequel, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later.

Content
The Club: Changing the Rules of the Game
Add to favourites
TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 7 - 22 Dec 2018

The Club: Changing the Rules of the Game

Director Tessa Leong from Adelaide's isthisyours? talks with playwright David Williamson about their all-female, three-actor re-imagining of The Club.

The Overcoat: Nikolai Gogol and all that Jazz
Add to favourites
ArchivedBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 14 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

The Overcoat: Nikolai Gogol and all that Jazz

The freeform melodies and shifting energies of jazz make it the perfect soundtrack to Nikolai Gogol's St Petersburg, writes Michael Costi.

The Intimacy Revolution
Add to favourites
Conversation 17 - 17 Dec 2018

The Intimacy Revolution

Suz Mawer: What I learned in Ita O'Brien's intimacy workshop.

See More

More to see

View All
The Overcoat: A Musical
Add to favourites
ArchivedBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 14 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

The Overcoat: A Musical

Nikolai Gogol's classic story now a musical, set to the rhythms of a Russian jazz trio.

Love
Add to favourites
ArchivedEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 17 Nov - 9 Dec 2018

Love

Rachel Chant directs a new production of one of Patricia Cornelius' landmark early plays.

Don’s Party
Add to favourites
ArchivedChippen St Theatre, Chippendale, Sydney 6 - 15 Dec 2018

Don’s Party

A toxic trio of middle class blokes gather in Don’s home in the Melbourne suburbs for election night, 1969.

The Club
Add to favourites
TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 7 - 22 Dec 2018

The Club

A bold new imagining of David Williamson’s classic 1977 play by all-female theatre company isthisyours?

Top