The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later | Theatre Travels

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When something tragic happens to a place, a natural disaster or accident or crime, the legacy of that event takes hold of the community and can change it, for better or worse. When Matthew Shepard was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming in 1998, a media frenzy from all over the country and the world turned its gaze onto a quiet, small American town and forever altered the way the town saw itself.

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The Laramie Project | Theatre Travels

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This year marks 20 years since Matthew Shepard was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming which began a media storm about the way our society views gay people and constructs narratives of gay panic and justified violence. When the Tectonic Theatre Project travelled to the small American town to interview residents, they weren’t sure what would come out of it and they probably wouldn’t have predicted the show continuing to be performed two decades later on the other side of the world.

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Co-Directors Carly Fisher and Rosie Niven on the Laramie Project | Theatre Travels

Night Writes sits down with co-directors Carly Fisher and Rosie Niven to discuss their upcoming productions of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later with Theatre Travels.

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