The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Book - 2001
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On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.

Baker & Taylor
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, in a moving, intensely personal theatrical presentation. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills 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 Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece.
Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews as well as their own experiences, Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience. The Laramie Project chronicles the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder, using eight actors to embody more than sixty different people in their own words - from rural ranchers to university professors. The result is a complex portrayal that dispels the simplistic media stereotypes and explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780375727191
0375727191
Branch Call Number: 812.54 KAU
Characteristics: xiv, 112 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Tectonic Theater Project

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Neicey_389 Jun 27, 2013

the book is so wonderful, it raelly makes you think and question peoples reasoning. nit hits a nerve at certain points as well. highly recommended.!

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kaszelong
Aug 09, 2010

Extremely powerful piece of drama and history. Must read.

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mcmenebek
Dec 01, 2009

Without a doubt one of the most touching and moving stories I have read. The simplistic format of the play makes the reader really tune into the situation and feel for the town of Laramie and the Sheppard family.

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