The Laramie Project 10 Years Later… An Epilogue

Mon | Oct 12, 2009 | 7:30 pm

On October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten and left tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie. He died in a Fort Collins hospital on October 12. Members of the Tectonic Theater Project wrote a play based on interviews with the people of Laramie, “The Laramie Project.”

In 2008, the Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie and re-interviewed the same people. Has the murder had a lasting effect on Laramie? Has Laramie changed as a result? Has America changed? By joining together this way, the participants in each separate community, and collectively across the nation, engage to consider the conditions which led to this tragic event and to raise awareness about matters of civil rights, violence and bigotry.

Supported by the following: Student Life Division; Center for Multicultural Excellent; Student Bar Association; Latino/a Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship; Chancellor Scholars; Law Dems; OUTLaws; Office of the Provost; DU ACLU Chapter; Stephen W. Seifert; Graduate Student Association, Graduate School of Social Work, Black Law Student Association; Queer-Straight Alliance; Deirdre A.L. Shaw.