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The Laramie Project

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8 November, 2019 - 10 November, 2019
Bakehouse Black Box Theatre
Tickets: All tickets $30
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Friday 8 November at 7.30pm
Saturday 9 November at 2pm
Saturday 9 November at 7.30pm
Sunday 10 November at 2pm
As part of the 2019 OUTintheOPEN Festival.


In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming.
His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in hospital.
His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.
Mois├ęs Kaufman and fellow members of the New York based Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard.
They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating.
Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences.



Steven Belber John Head
Amanda Gronich Dale Roberts
Mercedes Herrero Casey Fogarty
John McAdams Robbie Maher
Andy Paris Jayden Yosh
Greg Pierotti David Chew
Barbara Pitts Rosie Leonardi
Kelli Simpkins Laura Varapodio
Ensemble Yvette Knight
Fiona Wallace


Director Fiona Kennan
Assistant Director Sian Lewis
Producer Gemma Marchant
Set Design Casey Fogarty
Lighting Design & Operation Aleisha Corrigan
Sound Design & Operation Kane Wilson
Wardrobe Sharon Geraghty
Props Noella Kay
Makeup Kimberley Geraghty
Marketing Wendy Platt
Aaron David Palmer
Graphic Design & Program Aaron David Palmer
Photography Allyssa Geraghty
Front of House Mel Matthews