The Laramie Project

Season: 
Spring 2013
Type: 
Freshman Show
Author: 
Moisés Kaufman
Date of run: 
Thursday, February 21, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, February 23, 2013 (All day)
Location: 
Iseman Theater See map
Description: 
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.
Director: 
Nailah Harper-­Malveaux
Producer: 
Eli Block
Stage Manager: 
Gineiris Garcia
Lighting Designer: 
Harry Shamansky
Set Designer: 
Shoshana Bieler
Sound Designer: 
Chris Homburger
Costume Designer: 
Paige Yasmeen
Props Master: 
Samantha Lichtin,
Crystal Liu
Master Electrician: 
Douglas Streat
Technical Director: 
Henry Tisch
Sound Engineer: 
Benjamin Ackerman
Member & Role: 
Paint Charge -­ Kate McMillan
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Alina Aksiyote
Allison Durkin
Lily Shoretz
Simone Policano
Vanessa Homan
Dave Harris
Jacob Osborne
Kendrick Kirk
Reed Adair Bobroff
Skyler Ross
Dramaturg: 
Dan Rubins