The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project


The University of Chester’s Department of Media, Music and Performance proudly presents our 2021 live streamed production of The Laramie Project.

In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.

Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Some people interviewed were directly connected to the case, and others were citizens of Laramie, and the breadth of their reactions to the crime is fascinating.

Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences. The Laramie Project is a breath taking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Ticket Price - £5.00

Date and time of performances - Friday 26th February 2021, Green Cast Production 13:00, Blue Cast Production 15:00

Last date of ticket purchase: Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

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