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 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.

Theory Theatre

Author: Mark Fortier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317450405
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Drama

Theory/Theatre is a unique and highly engaging introduction to literary theory as it relates to theatre and performance. It is a brilliantly clear and readable examination of current theoretical approaches, from semiotics and poststructuralism, through cultural materialism, postcolonial studies and feminist theory. In this, the third and fully revised edition of this now classic text, Mark Fortier particularly expands and updates the sections on: queer theory postmarxist theory technology and virtuality post-colonialism and race Also including completely new writing on cognitive science, fast becoming a cornerstone of theatre and performance theory, this revised edition is an indispensable addition to every theatre student’s collection.

McReele

Author: Stephen Belber
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0822220814
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

Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406659485
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review

Ein guter Jahrgang

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641165697
Release Date: 2015-01-15
Genre: Fiction

Max Skinner ist froh, den Intrigen der Londoner Finanzwelt entronnen zu sein. Wie viel schöner ist doch das Leben in der Provence, wo er ein altes Landhaus geerbt hat. Hier spielen die Männer Boule, die Frauen flirten unbeschwert und das Leben ist einfach wunderbar. Doch schon bald schwant Max, dass auch unter provenzalischer Sonne saure Trauben den Wein verderben können ...

Regeln f r einen Ritter

Author: Ethan Hawke
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462315837
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Genre: Fiction

Anleitung für ein aufrechtes Leben Der Schauspieler und Autor Ethan Hawke hat sich für sein neues Buch eines sehr charmanten Tricks bedient: Er lässt einen angeblichen Vorfahren, den Ritter Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, einen Brief voller kluger Tipps und Lebensweisheiten an seine Kinder schreiben, die – natürlich – bis heute Gültigkeit haben. Was ist wirklich wichtig im Leben? Diese Frage stellt sich der Ritter Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke im Jahr 1483 am Vorabend einer großen Schlacht. Aus Furcht, seine vier Kinder vielleicht nicht aufwachsen zu sehen, hinterlässt er ihnen einen langen Brief. In zwanzig wunderschönen kleinen Fabeln schildert er, wie ein jeder seinem Leben Schönheit und Bedeutung verleihen kann, indem er Werte wie Dankbarkeit, Freundschaft und Ehrlichkeit zur Grundlage seines Handelns macht. Im Gewand eines mittelalterlichen Handbuchs für Ritter, versehen mit zwanzig feinen Zeichnungen seiner Ehefrau Ryan, erzählt Ethan Hawke eine bezaubernde Geschichte, die uns erkennen lässt, worauf es wirklich ankommt.

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

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

Stories from Jonestown

Author: Leigh Fondakowski
Publisher:
ISBN: 0816678081
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: History

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

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.