The Laramie Project Tickets
The Laramie Project: A Traveling Production
The Laramie Project is a play by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project in response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man, in Laramie, Wyoming. Kaufman and the other company members visited Laramie on six occasions and interviewed residents, members of the police force, and Matthew’s friends, in an attempt to understand what happened, and why. They were also interested in the possibility that theatre, more than any other medium, would allow people to engage with and reflect on the issues brought to public attention by Matthew’s murder, such as homophobia, hatred, intolerance, and fear.
Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts is proud to bring “The Laramie Project” to our main stage, along with Elison Playhouse in Crystal, and White Bear Center for the Arts in White Bear Lake. This is a 5 month educational series for their high school students. It is being produced to help educate the community on LGBTQ+ history, rights, and where we are going as a nation.
Highlights from the student cast includes; Queer/Bi-Poc presentations (on display at each production location), education around the StoneWall Uprising with regards to the history of pride, and the fight for rights since the 60’s with the continuous struggle for the right to exist safely in todays world.