Ten Years Later, Laramie Remembers

It’s been over 10 years since Matthew Shepard lost his life to a brutal and incomprehensible hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. In the immediate aftermath of Matthew’s murder, Moises Kaufman and members Tectonic Theater Project set out to create what would become The Laramie Project, a play that examines the reactions of various Laramie citizens to the crime that threw their city into the national spotlight.

10 years later, Kaufman and others returned to Laramie to conduct follow-up interviews and explore the long-term effects of Matthew’s murder on Laramie, and how the city has changed in the last decade. The result of this second journey to the small Wyoming city is The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. There will be a stage reading of the play in New York at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and over 100 other theaters in all fifty states, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia.

We here at Actors are honored to announce our participation in this world-wide reading, and we invite you to join us. Actors Theatre’s reading will take place Monday, October 12 (the 11th anniversary of Matthew’s death) at 8 p.m. Jump over here for more information, and join us as we remember Matthew Shepard and Laramie.


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