Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The laramie Project: Renegade Studios and Douglas College


There are two opportunities to see The Laramie Project. One in Vancouver through Renegade Studios and the second at full cost through Douglas College in New Westminster.

The Laramie Project (2000) is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project (specifically, Leigh Fondakowski, Stephen Belber, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts, Stephen Wangh, Amanda Gronich, Sara Lambert, John McAdams, Maude Mitchell, Andy Paris, and Kelli Simpkins) about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.[1] The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.[2] The play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.[3]

First opportunity: Renegade Studios in Vancouver:
The Laramie Project in Vancouver, from March 30th to April 3rd - Are seeking youth who are involved in Anti-bullying, Human Rights, LGBTQ campaigns to open up the opportunity for youth to see the story of the murder of Matthew Shepard and to add to their understanding of how far we've come as a society and how far we still have to go. They have  60 tickets left, and we are hoping for them to be utilized March 30 or 31.
Here is a link to a recent news article about our production. 
Info on our show can be found on our web site. Here

Second opportunity: Douglas College in New Westminster.