The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project Ten Years Later

Author: Moises Kaufman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780804170406
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Drama

The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theater pieces in America, has become a modern classic. In this expanded edition, it is joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play. On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence 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 the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.

The Laramie Project

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Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822224501
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

The Laramie Project

Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822217805
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Embodied Encounters Ethics Representation and Reiteration in Ten Years of The Laramie Project

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ISBN: OCLC:1051935246
Release Date: 2011
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The Tectonic Theater Project (TTP) under the leadership of Moisés Kaufman began their ethnographic research in Laramie, Wyoming in November 1998, four weeks after the murder of Matthew Shepard. The impact of The Laramie Project is significant as an example of theatre for social change; however the methods used by the TTP to gather and disseminate their research material for this project are often overlooked. Furthermore a full-length epilogue, published ten years after the original performance, reassesses the research and results, developing a complicated field of ethical dilemmas in representation. This article maps the ways in which The Laramie Project is connected to and also how it significantly departs from the codes of ethics outlined by three leading anthropological organizations and considers the challenges inherent in performance as representation. Documentary drama, like The Laramie Project, becomes a rich and useful space for rehearsing the ways in which ethics guide fieldwork in anthropology and performance, and how these disciplines might learn from and employ particular strategies inherent to each discipline.

Blood on the Stage 1975 2000

Author: Amnon Kabatchnik
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810883543
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Performing Arts

Describes more than 80 full-length plays produced in the last quarter of the 20th century, with an emphasis on New York and London performances.

Carol Mulroney

Author: Stephen Belber
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822221388
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Drama

This delightful comic revue...is fresh, breezy and very funny indeed, a perfect summer entertainment. --NY Times. GONE MISSING is not merely a witty, quick-footed and entertaining evening of theater; it is also a finely tuned inquiry into the nature of me

Stories from Jonestown

Author: Leigh Fondakowski
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ISBN: 0816678081
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Collects survivor's accounts of the infamous mass murder-suicide at Jonestown in the Guyanese jungle.

McReele

Author: Stephen Belber
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822220817
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

A wrenching look back at twenty-four years of post World War II America...extremely well-written, serious slice-of-life drama. --CurtainUp. The resonance for White's audiences has bee

Dramatics

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213181279
Release Date: 2008-09
Genre: College and school drama


Don t Go Gentle

Author: Stephen Belber
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822228455
Release Date: 2013-09-12
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: By all accounts, Judge Lawrence Driver was a powerhouse on the bench but a failure at home. Now retired and widowed, Lawrence volunteers to help Tanya, a young African American single mother caught up in legal red tape--and the kind of woman he

The Muscles in Our Toes

Author: Stephen Belber
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822233220
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: In this dark comedy, four friends meet at their high school reunion and ponder a plan to free their old friend who’s been kidnapped by a radical political group. Absurdity, intensity, and plain ole weirdness ensue when this inebriated, stoned, adolescently arrested, religiously confused group of friends attempts to tackle the task at hand and, at the same time, debate the forces of international terrorism.

Bong Hits 4 Jesus

Author: James C. Foster
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ISBN: NWU:35556041255787
Release Date: 2010-10-15
Genre: Law

Before Sarah Palin, Alaska gave us Morse v. Frederick, the 2007 Supreme Court case conventionally known as "Bong HiTs 4 Jesus." Foster's book puts the case in context. The precipitous slide in Supreme Court protection for free speech in high school since Tinker in the 1960's is only part of the story.ùJohn Brigham, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, author of Material Law --Book Jacket.

Drama Criticism

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787681105
Release Date: 2005-09-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Each volume of this resource covers four to eight significant dramatists or plays. For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer's major works and more.

The Advocate

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ISBN: UOM:49015003079556
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Homosexuality