In 1998, young gay student, Mathew Shepard, was brutally bashed and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.
This shocking hate crime led to the creation of one of the most performed scripts across the world over the last decade. In 2008, the creators of this work return to Laramie to see how the town had changed since Shepard’s death. What they found defied expectation.The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later is a play about how we tell our own history, how we construct our own identity – and importantly, our omissions, exclusions and the power of rumour.
Writer: Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theater Project.
Director: Gary Abrahams
By Arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and A Red Stitch Actors Theatre
Dates: 16-19 May, 24-26 May, 7.30pm
Location: Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
Photos by Sarah Walker