The Laramie Project

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.

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.

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.

Violence in American Popular Culture 2 volumes

Author: David Schmid
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440832062
Release Date: 2015-11-02
Genre: Social Science

This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays

Zachary Quinto

Author: Monique Vescia
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781477778937
Release Date: 2014-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Zachary Quinto is one of the great success stories of today, and once readers learn that he didn’t let his sexual orientation hold him back, they will be inspired to reach for the stars as well. Most people don’t know that Quinto hid his sexuality for many years. Only when he came out did his fans truly embrace him. This book details the arc of Quinto’s life to date, including his early years in Hollywood playing small roles and his later stardom, eventually taking over Leonard Nimoy’s role as Spock in the Star Trek remake.


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

Carol Mulroney

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

This delightful comic 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
ISBN: 0816678081
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

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


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

Murder the Media and the Politics of Public Feelings

Author: Jennifer Petersen
ISBN: UIUC:30112109361235
Release Date: 2011
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 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.