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 and the Laramie Project Ten Years Later

Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780804170390
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Drama

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. Since its premiere, The Laramie Project has become a modern classic and one of the most-performed theater pieces in America. Now, in this expanded edition, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later adds an essential sequel to the original work. Revisiting the town a decade after the tragedy, the troupe finds 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.

The Meaning of Matthew

Author: Judy Shepard
Publisher: Hudson st Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124109286
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Describes the author's struggle to cope with the loss of her son, discussing first-hand the days immediately following his murder in 1998, including the incredible response from strangers, navigating the legal system, and why she became a gay rights activist.

Gross Indecency

Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822216493
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: In early 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, left a card at Wilde's club bearing the phrase posing somdomite. Wilde sued the Marquess for criminal libel. The defense denounced Wild

Stories from Jonestown

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

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

Losing Matt Shepard

Author: Beth Loffreda
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231500289
Release Date: 2000-11-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

The first book to look beyond the brutal events toward the broad implications of Matt Shepard's story. Loffreda shows how the politics of sexuality unfolds in a remote and sparsely populated area of the country.

Murder the Media and the Politics of Public Feelings

Author: Jennifer Petersen
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253005212
Release Date: 2011-08-12
Genre: Social Science

In 1998, the horrific murders of Matthew Shepard -- a gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming -- and James Byrd Jr. -- an African American man dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas -- provoked a passionate public outrage. The intense media coverage of the murders made moments of violence based in racism and homophobia highly visible and which eventually led to the passage of The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009. The role the media played in cultivating, shaping, and directing the collective emotional response toward these crimes is the subject of this gripping new book by Jennifer Petersen. Tracing the emotional exchange from news stories to the creation of law, Petersen calls for an approach to media and democratic politics that takes into account the role of affect in the political and legal life of the nation.

The Book of Matt

Author: Stephen Jimenez
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781586422141
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Social Science

A controversial account of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard describes the evening of the assault that ended his life and the ways in which the victim became a symbol of anti-hate crime activism, sharing additional details that suggest that Shepard was killed for more complicated and daunting reasons.

October Mourning

Author: Lesléa Newman
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 0763658073
Release Date: 2012
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.

Writing about Theatre and Drama

Author: Suzanne Hudson
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: IND:30000103005983
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

WRITING ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA covers everything from matters of style to forms of essays used in writing about theater. Beginning with a discussion of the theatrical review, the text covers the forms of essays used in writing about theatre, research, matters of style, structure, and vocabulary.

Billy the Girl

Author: Katie Hims
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472568731
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Drama

I wish you could just like consider – consider the chance of it being an accident. 'Cos you're so sure. You're so sure that I did this awful thing. Billy is out waiting for love where she last saw it. Her mum is certain love has walked into her life again. Her sister thinks love could still be found somewhere in the house . . . but Billy herself isn't even allowed through the door. In Katie Hims's sweet, stark family elegy, love never dies, but sometimes – like Billy – it has to sleep in the caravan with Frank's ashes and a bear costume. Billy the Girl is a sharp, yet gentle, look at a fractured family dealing with a lifetime of mistrust.

Talking to Terrorists

Author: Robin Soans
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 9781849435826
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Drama

‘I looked around the room and I thought, I'm the only person in this room that hasn't killed anyone’ Talking to Terrorists is a play commissioned by the Royal Court and Out of Joint. The writer, director Max Stafford-Clark, and actors interviewed people from around the world who have been involved in terrorism. They wanted to know what makes ordinary people do extreme things. As well as those who crossed the line, they met peacemakers, warriors, journalists, hostages and psychologists. Their stories take us from Uganda, Israel, Turkey, Iraq and Ireland - to the heart of the British establishment. Talking to Terrorists was produced Out of Joint Theatre Company at the Royal Court Theatre and on a UK tour in 2005.

The Designated Mourner

Author: Wallace Shawn
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 0822218488
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Drama

THE STORY: THE DESIGNATED MOURNER tells the story of three people: Howard, a poet, essayist and intellectual who comes from a privileged background but who nonetheless has been at odds for many decades with the right-wing regime that rules his coun