The Laramie Project – STAGED READING

The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman

Directed and Produced by Jim Russell
Sunday, February 19th, 7 pm – Sunday, February 26th, 7 pm

Written by Moisés Kaufman, The Laramie Project is a critical play that addresses the brutal murder of openly gay teenager Matthew Shepard in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming, an incident that sparked national debate back in 1998. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming. Divided into three acts, the play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members’ own journal entries, and published news reports.

Cast:

Elias Enriquez
Leo Salerno
Sam Burke
Deb Kelley
Tana Gundry
Beth Behner
Cinda Goeken
David Fraga
Dale Noss
Monique J. Brown