The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

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Oct 30-Nov 6, 2020

The Laramie Project

$10 virtual admission

$10 virtual admission

  • Presented by: CU Theatre & Dance

“There emerges a mosaic as moving and important as any you will see on the walls of the churches of the world … Nothing short of stunning … You will be held in rapt attention.” —New York Magazine

In October 1998, two men brutally murdered 21 year-old Matthew Shepard because he was gay. Kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of a Laramie prairie, he died several days later in the hospital. Over the course of the next year and a half, the Tectonic Theater Project conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, and from their research created a breathtaking and reverent work that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

The Department of Theatre & Dance is grateful to donor Roe Green for making our 2020-21 theatre season possible during these challenging times. We are thrilled to welcome videographer Greg Towle as our 2020 Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist, enabling us to stream our productions of "The Laramie Project" and "She Kills Monsters."

Streamed performance

Even though we are not gathering in person, you can still enjoy this performance from the comfort of your home. Stream this performance Friday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 6, 11 p.m. right here at cupresents.org.

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Program

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Please note: This production contains adult language and themes, including homophobic slurs and descriptions of graphic violence

The views in this production reflect the opinions of the real-life subjects at the time of their interviews. These opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the cast and crew at CU Boulder.

For safety reasons, all actors in this production will be wearing masks throughout the performance.

Cast

Sarah Powers

Reggie Fluty, Rebecca Hilliker, Kristen Price, Judge, etc.

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Gurkiran Kaur

Track G: April Silva, Catherine Connolly, Foreperson, Zubaida Ula, Juror 3, Sherry Johnson, Sherry Aanenson, Barbara Pitts, Lucy Thompson, Narrator, Newsperson

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Kaylyn Buehler

Track H

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Harper Branch

Track B: Eileen Engan, Marge Murray, Amanda Gronich, TrishStegar, Baptist Minister, Shadow

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Kyle Lawrence

Jedadiah Schultz, Andy Paris, Aaron McKinney, Others

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Tanis Joaquin Gonzales

Track A: Stephen Belber, Doc O’ Connor, Matt Galloway, Narrator, Andrew Gomez, Bill McKinney, Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney, Rev. Fred Phelps, Mormon Home Teacher, Conrad Miller

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