The Laramie Project, created by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project, presents a collage of accounts following the murder of a young gay man named Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. The narrative draws from over 200 interviews with locals and people connected to the case recorded in the 18 months after Matthew’s death. The result is a moving piece of verbatim theatre that explores the dividing viewpoints of prejudice and intolerance and the potential for human compassion. The production serves as both a memorial to Matthew Shephard and a powerful commentary on hate crime and acceptance in society.
Director: Adam Zane
Lighting: Douglas Kurht
Designer: Ellie Light
MD/Sound design: tbc
Assistant Director: tbc
Fight/Intimacy Director: Kaitlin Howard
Content warnings: descriptions of homophobia, violence, death and sexual violence.
You can pre-order refreshments with your tickets to enjoy during the performance. You will also be able to order drinks before the show or during the interval from our front of house staff.
Please arrive ready for the performance to start at 7:15pm.
Grosvenor East Theatre, Manchester Metropolitan University