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The Laramie project

Author: Moisés Kaufman; Tectonic Theater Project.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Vintage Books edView all editions and formats
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"On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills 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 Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece."
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Genre/Form: Drama
Films
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kaufman, Moisés.
Laramie project / by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project.
New York : Vintage Books, 2001
(OCoLC)606109742
Online version:
Kaufman, Moisés.
Laramie project / by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project.
New York : Vintage Books, 2001
(OCoLC)606404231
Named Person: Matthew Shepard; Matthew Shepard; Matthew Shepard; Matthew Shepard
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Moisés Kaufman; Tectonic Theater Project.
ISBN: 0375727191 9780375727191 0739420372 9780739420379
OCLC Number: 46576744
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Award for Literature, 2002.
Description: xiv, 110 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project.
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"On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills 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 Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece."

"Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews as well as their own experiences, Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience.

The Laramie Project chronicles the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder, using eight actors to embody more than sixty different people in their own words - from rural ranchers to university professors. The result is a complex portrayal that dispels the simplistic media stereotypes and explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable."--Jacket.

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