“The Laramie Project” came to Trinity in the timeliest of manners.
Both relevant and enduring, the performance touched upon issues that were apparent in American society nearly 20 years ago and remain prevalent today.
However, it was the cast that truly brought that experience to life.
From the discovery of Matthew Shepard’s beaten body to the verdict and controversial death penalty decision, each member of the cast portrayed a markedly diverse array of characters.
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Foundation has an entire archive of marketing and visual materials for schools and production companies looking to perform The Laramie Project.
Upon walking into Goodwin Theater, audience members observed the cast sitting and walking around on stage, reading indistinct pieces of white paper and occasionally tacking the papers to a large backdrop which, by the time the play began, was near-covered in the white pages.
The backdrop served as a projector screen that was critical to the performance’s narrative.
premiered at The Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in February 2000 and was performed in New York City, as well as a November 2002 performance in Laramie, Wyoming.
The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s Executive Director, Jason Marsden, wrote eloquently of the plays in his article “The Legacy of Matthew Shepard” for Wyo