THE LARAMIE PROJECT

Genre: Drama
by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tetonic Theater Project directed by neal Freeman

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. THE LARAMIE PROJECT chronicles the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming student, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create this remarkable play, The Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming 6 times over the course of 1 and a-half years, conducting more than 200 interviews and compiling material.

With 8 actors playing over 50 roles, THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a powerful theatrical event that explores, through the deeply personal voices of the people of Laramie, how Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance. Director, Neal Freeman notes, "Our production utilizes a cast of 8, a simple production design, and both live and recorded video to give this story the compelling, theatrical treatment it deserves. With hate crimes against gays and lesbians in New York up 24% in the past 2 years (Anti-Violence Project), it is clear that this is a play that still has tremendous importance to us even in our ‘enlightened,' liberal city." A play that paints a portrait of a town and a culture at its most vulnerable, THE LARAMIE PROJECT is not to be missed
About the Company: Gallery Players

A New York institution since 1967, The Gallery Players has served actors and audiences alike for more than 4 decades by showcasing burgeoning new talent and offering a home base for theater professionals. Its eclectic programming of intimate revivals and ambitious new work in inventive productions has earned it the reputation of “New York’s Best Kept Secret.” The Gallery Players is the recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement and was the multi-recipient of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical for its productions of The Drowsy Chaperone in 2011, Like You Like It in 2009, Yank! A New Musical in 2008, and Urinetown! The Musical in 2007. Among its famous alumni are founding member Harvey Fierstein; Broadway regulars Nancy Anderson, Jeffry Denman and Diedre Goodwin; New York theater personality Seth Rudetsky and many others.

The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th St., between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. By train: Take the F to Fourth Avenue or the R Train to Ninth Street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.

Open:   09/10/05
Close:   09/25/05

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm
Theater:   Gallery Players
Address:   199 14th St. (bt 4th and 5th Aves.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
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Take the F train to 4th Ave or the R train to 9th street. By car: BQE to Hamilton Avenue to 14th Street.

Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Gallery Players         Official Web Site: www.galleryplayers.com/