The Laramie Project

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 13, 2010 - Drama - 128 pages
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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 hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it’s they we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece, a deeply complex portrait of a community.


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User Review  - SoulFlower1981 - LibraryThing

I had previously watched the HBO drama that was made of this script and found it fascinating. I had to read this particular script for my Theatre class and was taken by the fact that it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - payam-tommy - LibraryThing

If you have a message, go to the post office then. If you are a gay-movement's member (or any other fucking movements), write an article. why do you write a play or shoot a film?! I hate to see ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
41
Section 3
75
Section 4
103
Section 5
111
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About the author (2010)

Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy-nominated director and playwright, and the co-founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project. Kaufman’s plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and The Laramie Project (which he co-wrote with the members of Tectonic Theater) have been among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. He is also the author of the Tony Nominated play 33 VariationsOne Arm (his adaptation of the Tennessee Williams screenplay of the same name); and the short play London Mosquitoes. He has directed numerous plays on Broadway including the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright which earned Mr. Kaufman an Obie Award for direction as well as Tony, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortell, Drama Desk Awards nominations. Kaufman directed the film adaptation of The Laramie Project, which aired on HBO and was the opening night selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Kaufman is a Guggenheim Fellow.




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