The Laramie Cycle by the Tectonic Theatre Project
The Laramie Project
On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture..
A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project. The piece has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later
In 2008, the members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie, Wyoming to explore how the town had changed since the murder of Matthew Shepard. What they found defied their expectations. The result was a new play about how we construct our own history. This is the continuing story of an American town.
See both these shows:
All tickets, no matter what level you buy at, are for general admission seating. If you’d like to see BOTH Laramie Project and Laramie 10 Years Later you can use the coupon code laramie to get $10 off your tickets (when you purchase tickets for both shows at the same time). You’ll enter coupon code during check out.
To order tickets, select the date/time you’d like and then the amount you’d like to pay for your ticket. General Admission is $20 but we also have pay what you can and support levels.
Every performance will be followed by a facilitated talkback.
The Laramie Project ran October/November of 2018.
These shows played at the Howard Conn Theatre
at Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave.
Meet the Community Partners:
STORIES WORTH TELLING
Since it opened in 1986, Quatrefoil library has been a place for LGBTQ people to come in search of stories about their lives, facts about their community and an enlarged view of their place in the wider world. The library has grown from its modest beginning to a modern space with a collection of 30,000 items — books, DVDs, ‘zines, comics, newspapers and magazines. It is one of the nation’s largest LGBTQ lending libraries. Sustained by members, donors and founders, the library is open daily throughout the year, and is entirely run by volunteers, with no government funding. In recent years, the library has evolved to become a crossroads for those interested in its book clubs, game nights, used-book sales, panel discussions, readings, book launches and talks by prominent people in the community. Check it out.
THE ASK: As a non-profit library we rely solely on individuals like you. Please consider bringing and donating you gently used GLBT-related books and DVDs to our collection. If we already have a copy, we will sell it at the Library’s Pride or annual book sale. Books and DVDs should have GLBT in content, be written by a GLBT author or be directed by or starring a GLBT person(s).
College and High School Gay/Straight Alliances:
Each night at performances of The Laramie Cycle students from local colleges and high schools will be at a table representing their school’s group supporting LGBTQ students. Stop by to find out more about the school represented and to support their work creating safe and healthy environments for students.
THE ASK: At the table they’ll be selling “All Are Welcome Here” signs and various buttons. These signs can be placed in your yard, at your church or business, or in your window. All proceeds from these signs will go to the student groups to support their activities.
Meet the Cast:
Meet the Creative Team: