The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Author: Moises Kaufman,Tectonic Theater Project,Leigh Fondakowski,Greg Pierotti,Andy Paris

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804170401

Category: Drama

Page: 192

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The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theater pieces in America, has become a modern classic. In this expanded edition, it is joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play. On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.
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The Laramie Project

Ten Years Later

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 082222450X

Category: Drama

Page: 61

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THE STORY: On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"
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The Laramie Project

Author: Moisés Kaufman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822217800

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 88

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A chorus of voices brings to life the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming, in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man.
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Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000

Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection : an Annotated Repertoire

Author: Amnon Kabatchnik

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810883546

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 608

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Describes more than 80 full-length plays produced in the last quarter of the 20th century, with an emphasis on New York and London performances.
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Theory/Theatre

An Introduction

Author: Mark Fortier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317450418

Category: Drama

Page: 248

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Theory/Theatre is a unique and highly engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. It is a brilliantly clear and readable examination of current theoretical approaches, from semiotics and poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. In this, the third and fully revised edition of this now classic text, Mark Fortier particularly expands and updates the sections on: queer theory postmarxist theory technology and virtuality post-colonialism and race Also including completely new writing on cognitive science, fast becoming a cornerstone of theatre and performance theory, this revised edition is an indispensable addition to every theatre student’s collection.
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McReele

Author: Stephen Belber

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822220814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 69

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A wrenching look back at twenty-four years of post World War II America...extremely well-written, serious slice-of-life drama. --CurtainUp. The resonance for White's audiences has bee
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Don't Go Gentle

Author: Stephen Belber

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822228459

Category: Drama

Page: 52

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THE STORY: By all accounts, Judge Lawrence Driver was a powerhouse on the bench but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, Lawrence volunteers to help Tanya, a young African American single mother caught up in legal red tape--and the kind of woman he
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Stories from Jonestown

Author: Leigh Fondakowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816678082

Category: History

Page: 350

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Collects survivor's accounts of the infamous mass murder-suicide at Jonestown in the Guyanese jungle.
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