The Laramie Project
By Moisés Kaufman and The Members of the Tectonic Theater Project In October 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shepard .Moisés 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 during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town.  Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences.	
Playing nearly sixty roles based on the lives of the individual residents of Laramie, the ensemble explored the questions, fears and motivations left to ponder in the aftermath of the Shepard murder. A snapshot of America at a crossroads, the first show of the 2006-2007 season struggled to make sense of this tragedy in an objective and compelling manner.
Brendan Doris-Pierce and The Ensemble
Sam Levor and Jess Perelle
Adam Schwartzbaum encircled by Brittany Erlich, Catherine Wagner and David Brown
October 19th 2006- October 22nd 2006
Shapiro Theater

Produced by Jessica Axel
Directed by Michael Carnow
Stage Managed by Kenny Fuentes

The Ensemble:

Jess Perelle ‘07
Sam Levor ‘07
Sarah Jacobs ‘09
Brendan Doris-Pierce ‘07
Brittany Erlich ‘07
Adam Schwartzbaum ‘07
Catherine Wagner ‘09
David Brown ‘09 Brendan Doris-Pierce Brittany Erlich and Sarah Jacobs
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