The Laramie Project Popular

February 21 through February 23 at 8pm
February 23 at 2pm
Iseman Theater

The Laramie Project explores the relationship between a town and a tragedy. In 1998, a brutal act of violence shocked the nation: Matthew Shepard, a college student, was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, young men of a similar age, killed him because he was gay. In a frenzy to understand this murder, the national media descended on the small town, calling attention to the broader issue of hate in America. This play deals with the redemption of a community after a horrific incidence, demonstrates the interconnectedness of us all, and questions our perceived differences. Told through interviews conducted by the Tectonic Theater Project, the story is both emotionally powerful and beautifully poetic.


Alina Aksiyote
Allison Durkin
Lily Shoretz
Simone Policano
Vanessa Homan
Dave Harris
Jacob Osborne
Kendrick Kirk
Reed Adair Bobroff
Skyler Ross

Production Staff

Director - Nailah Harper-Malveaux
Producer - Eli Block
Stage Manager - Gineiris Garcia
Technical Director - Henry Tisch
Lighting Designer - Harry Shamansky
Master Electrician - Douglas Streat
Sound Designer - Chris Homburger
Set Designer - Shoshana Bieler
Costume Designer - Paige Yasmeen
Sound Engineer - Benjamin Ackerman
Props Master - Samantha Lichtin
Props Master - Crystal Liu
Dramaturg - Dan Rubins
Paint Charge - Kate McMillan

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