Saturday, June 9, 2018

Award Winning Adult Troupe, THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Everyone Carries A Piece of the Truth
Twenty years ago, on October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyoming and left to die. On October 12, Matt succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. That November, ten New Yorkers set out for Laramie to explore a town and the crime that occurred there. After interviewing more than 200 residents, they created a deeply moving play about bigotry and tolerance, fear and courage, hate and hope – THE LARAMIE PROJECT.

Written by MOISÉS KAUFMAN and members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Directed by GEORGE H. CROOM Produced by CAGLE McDONALD


Alicia Bella

Barbara Pitts, Romaine Patterson, Zubaida Ula, Tiffany Edwards, Narrator (E-Mail), Conrad Miller

Harry Cooper

Jedediah Schultz, Doug Laws, Phil LaBrie, Shannon, Skinhead

Elizabeth DiMeo

Eileen Engen, Marge Murray, Judge, Lucy Thompson, Narrator (The Verdict)
Donna Fox
Zackie Salmon, Waitress, Alison Mears, Minister's Wife, Sherry Aanenson, Narrrator (Seeing Matthew)
Crystal Gonzalez
Amanda Gronich, Trish Steger, Kristin Price, Sherry Johnson, Newsperson, E-Mail Sender, Narrator (Vigils), Foreperson
Tony Gordon
April Silva, Leigh Fondakowski, Catherine Connolly,Baptist Minister,  Bailiff, Narrator/Newsperson (Homecoming)
Zach LeClair
Greg Perotti, Sgt Hing, Jonas Slonaker, Matt Galloway, Andrew Gomez, Russell Henderson
Paul Naclerio
Doc O'Connor, Steven Mead Johnson, Jeffrey Lockwood,  Sgt Rob DeBree, Gene Pratt,Cal Rerucha

Mark J. Parker

Reporter, Andy Paris,Matt Mickelson, Aaron Kriefels, Kerry Drake, Aaron McKinney
Clinton Powell
Philip DuBois, Stephen Belber, Jon Peacock, Dr Cantway, Murdoch Cooper, Bill McKinney, Rev Fred Phelps
Larry Reina
Moises Kaufman, Father Roger Schmit, Rulon Stacey, Gov. Geringer, Harry Woods, Dennis Shepard

Julia Rust

Rebecca Hilliker, Officer Reggie Fluty, Jen, Shadow, Anonymous, Tiffany Edwards

October 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
October 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
October 20, 2018 at 7:30pm 
October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

A percentage of the profits of this production will be donated to The Matthew Shepard Foundation: ERASING HATE through understanding, compassion and acceptance.
The horrific events that took place shortly after midnight on October 7, 1998 would become one of the most notorious anti-gay hate crimes in American history and spawned an activist movement that, more than a decade later, would result in passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a federal law against bias crimes directed at lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people.
The life and death of Matthew Shepard changed the way we talk about, and deal with, hate in America. Since his death, Matt’s legacy has challenged and inspired millions of individuals to erase hate in all its forms. Although Matt’s life was short, his story continues to have a great impact on young and old alike.  His legacy lives on in thousands of people who actively fight to erase hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance.

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