The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
Author: Moises Kaufman,Tectonic Theater Project,Leigh Fondakowski,Greg Pierotti,Andy Paris
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 0804170401
ISBN 13: 9780804170406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later Book Review:

The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theater pieces in America, has become a modern classic. In this expanded edition, it is joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play. On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 61
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 082222450X
ISBN 13: 9780822224501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project Book Review:

THE STORY: On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
Author: Robert Jay Henrichs,Tectonic Theatre Project
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:706766979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project Book Review:

"The culmination of the two year process of researching, casting, rehearsing and producing the socially relevant play, The Laramie project, by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project" --abstract.

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
Author: Moises Kaufman
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154537031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project Book Review:

Gross Indecency

Gross Indecency
Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Total Pages: 85
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780822216490
ISBN 13: 0822216493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gross Indecency Book Review:

THE STORY: In early 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, left a card at Wilde's club bearing the phrase posing somdomite. Wilde sued the Marquess for criminal libel. The defense denounced Wild

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780822217800
ISBN 13: 0822217805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project Book Review:

A chorus of voices brings to life the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming, in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man.

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:663655526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project Book Review:

"On October 6th of 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder became a watershed historical moment in America that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture. A month after the murder, the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, which they later made into a film for HBO. ... 10 years later, Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out what has happened over the last 10 years. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on that community? How has the town changed as a result of this event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in America 10 years later? And how is history being rewritten to tell a new story of Matthew Shepard's murder, one that changes the motivation of his killers from homophobia to a "drug deal gone bad" despite all evidence to the contrary?"--Laramie Project web site. This is an epilogue to the original play.

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780822217800
ISBN 13: 0822217805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Laramie Project Book Review:

A chorus of voices brings to life the thoughts and feelings of the people of Laramie, Wyoming, in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man.

Moment Work

Moment Work
Author: Moises Kaufman,Barbara Pitts McAdams
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1101971789
ISBN 13: 9781101971789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moment Work Book Review:

A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original. By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. This book is for all theater artists—actors, writers, designers, and directors—who wish to create work that embraces the unbridled potential of the stage.

The Book of Matt

The Book of Matt
Author: Stephen Jimenez
Publsiher: Steerforth
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 1586422154
ISBN 13: 9781586422158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Matt Book Review:

“Methamphetamine was a huge part of this case . . . It was a horrible murder driven by drugs.” — Prosecutor Cal Rerucha, who convicted Matthew Shepard's killers On the night of October 6, 1998, twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard left a bar with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts. By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. The Book of Matt, first published in 2013, demonstrated that the truth was in fact far more complicated – and daunting. Stephen Jimenez’s account revealed primary documents that had been under seal, and gave voice to many with firsthand knowledge of the case who had not been heard from, including members of law enforcement. In his Introduction to this updated edition, journalist Andrew Sullivan writes: “No one wanted Steve Jimenez to report this story, let alone go back and back to Laramie, Wyoming, asking awkward questions, puzzling over strange discrepancies, re-interviewing sources, seeking a deeper, more complex truth about the ghastly killing than America, it turned out, was prepared to hear. It was worse than that, actually. Not only did no one want to hear more about it, but many were incensed that the case was being re-examined at all.” As a gay man Jimenez felt an added moral imperative to tell the story of Matthew’s murder honestly, and his reporting has been thoroughly corroborated. “I urge you to read [The Book of Matt] carefully and skeptically,” Sullivan writes, “and to see better how life rarely fits into the neat boxes we want it to inhabit. That Matthew Shepard was a meth dealer and meth user says nothing that bad about him, and in no way mitigates the hideous brutality of the crime that killed him; instead it shows how vulnerable so many are to the drug’s escapist lure and its astonishing capacity to heighten sexual pleasure so that it’s the only thing you want to live for. Shepard was a victim twice over: of meth and of a fellow meth user.”

Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-21
ISBN 10: 1101911298
ISBN 13: 9781101911297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fires in the Mirror Book Review:

Derived from interviews with a wide range of people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The Mirror is as distinguished a work of commentary on black-white tensions as it is a work of drama. In August 1991 simmering tensions in the racially polarized Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood of Crown Heights exploded into riots after a black boy was killed by a car in a rabbi's motorcade and a Jewish student was slain by blacks in retaliation. Fires in the Mirror is dramatist Anna Deavere Smith's stunning exploration of the events and emotions leading up to and following the Crown Heights conflict. Through her portrayals of more than two dozen Crown eights adversaries, victims, and eyewitnesses, using verbatim excerpts from their observations derived from interviews she conducted, Smith provides a brilliant, Rashoman-like documentary portrait of contemporary ethnic turmoil.

Losing Matt Shepard

Losing Matt Shepard
Author: Beth Loffreda
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001-11-05
ISBN 10: 0231118597
ISBN 13: 9780231118590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Losing Matt Shepard Book Review:

Explores why the 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, set off a media frenzy and continues to haunt the nation, and examines how the politics of sexuality unfolded in the small town.

A Study Guide for Moises Kaufman's "The Laramie Project"

A Study Guide for Moises Kaufman's
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1410350746
ISBN 13: 9781410350749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Moises Kaufman's "The Laramie Project" Book Review:

A Study Guide for Moises Kaufman's "The Laramie Project," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Study Guide: the Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman (SuperSummary)

Study Guide: the Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman (SuperSummary)
Author: SuperSummary
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2019-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781071444160
ISBN 13: 1071444166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide: the Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman (SuperSummary) Book Review:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 68-page guide for "The Laramie Project" by Moisés Kaufman includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Violent Effects of Homophobia and Religion and Tolerance.

33 Variations

33 Variations
Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780822223924
ISBN 13: 0822223929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

33 Variations Book Review:

THE STORY: A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama

The Whole World was Watching

The Whole World was Watching
Author: Romaine Patterson,Patrick Hinds
Publsiher: Alyson Publications
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114108397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whole World was Watching Book Review:

On the evening of Thursday, October 8, 1998, 20-year-old Romaine Patterson received a phone call that her best friend, Matthew Shepard, had been beaten and left hanging on a split-rail fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. Romaine was then thrust to the center of the worldwide media frenzy that descended on Laramie, and she came face-to-face with twisted homophobia when Baptist minister Fred Phelps and his followers picketed Matthew’s funeral with signs reading, “Matt burns in hell.” Upon learning of Phelps’ plan to bring his ministry of hate to support Matt’s killers at their trial, Romaine went into action. Who can forget the image of Romaine and her friends donning seven-foot angel wings so they could encircle Phelps and his gang, leaving the picketers silent and invisible? From that moment forward, Romaine has become a spokesperson for tolerance, acceptance, and nonviolence around the globe, whether as a founder of Angel Action, as a consultant forThe Laramie Project(the award-winning play that has been produced hundreds of times and became an acclaimed HBO film starring Christina Ricci as Romaine). In one of their last conversations, Matt told Romaine that he wanted to spend his life helping people realize that they as individuals could make a difference in the world. This is Romaine Patterson’s journey to realizing the truth of that statement. Wyoming nativeRomaine Pattersongot started in activism when her close friend Matthew Shepard was killed. In April of 1999, she founded Angel Action, an organization for peaceful demonstration. Angel Action is now used all over the world as a means of combating hate. She has also served as a regional media manager for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). She continues her work educating youth about hate crimes and has lectured at the University of Wyoming, Georgetown University, Penn State, and others. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

October Mourning

October Mourning
Author: Leslea Newman
Publsiher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 9781536215779
ISBN 13: 1536215775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

October Mourning Book Review:

A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard's murder on the world. On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Lesléa Newman, discussing her book Heather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she remained haunted by Matthew's murder. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard's life. Back matter includes an epilogue, an afterword, explanations of poetic forms, and resources.

Execution of Justice

Execution of Justice
Author: Emily Mann
Publsiher: Samuel French, Inc.
Total Pages: 120
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780573690020
ISBN 13: 0573690022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Execution of Justice Book Review:

Yellow Face (TCG Edition)

Yellow Face (TCG Edition)
Author: David Henry Hwang
Publsiher: Theatre Communications Group
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN 10: 1559366710
ISBN 13: 9781559366717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yellow Face (TCG Edition) Book Review:

“A thesis of a play, unafraid of complexities and contradictions, pepped up with a light dramatic fizz. It asks whether race is skin-deep, actable or even fakeable, and it does so with huge wit and brio.” -TimeOut London “A pungent play of ideas with a big heart. Yellow Face brings to the national discussion about race a sense of humor a mile wide, an even-handed treatment and a hopeful, healing vision of a world that could be” –Variety “It’s about our country, about public image, about face,” says David Henry Hwang about his latest work, a mock documentary that puts Hwang himself center stage. An exploration of Asian identity and the ever-changing definition of what it is to be an American, Yellow Face “is by turns acidly funny, insightful and provocative” (Washington Post). The play begins with the 1990s controversy over color-blind casting for Miss Saigon before it spins into a comic fantasy, in which the character DHH pens a play in protest and then unwittingly casts a white actor as the Asian lead. Yellow Face also explores the real-life investigation of Hwang’s father, the first Asian American to own a federally chartered bank, and the espionage charges against physicist Wen Ho Lee. Adroitly combining the light touch of comedy with weighty political and emotional issues, Hwang creates a "lively and provocative cultural self-portrait [that] lets nobody off the hook” (The New York Times). David Henry Hwang is the author of the Tony Award-winning M. Butterfly, Yellow Face (OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Prize finalist), Golden Child (1997 OBIE Award), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), Family Devotions (Drama Desk nomination), and the books for musicals Aida ( co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 Broadway revival), and Tarzan, among other works. David Henry Hwang graduated from Stanford University, attended the Yale School of Drama, and holds honorary degrees from Columbia College in Chicago and The American Conservatory Theatre. He lives in New York City with his wife, actress Kathryn Layng, and their children, Noah David and Eva Veanne.

The Legacies of Matthew Shepard

The Legacies of Matthew Shepard
Author: Helis Sikk,Leisa Meyer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 0429620527
ISBN 13: 9780429620522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legacies of Matthew Shepard Book Review:

This edited collection explores the deeper contexts and consequences surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard. This young gay man was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence on a chill Wyoming night in October 1998. Found the next morning by two cyclists, he was transported to a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado where he died five days later. His murder was one of the most publicized and for some, most vividly remembered, instances of hate crime related violence based on sexual orientation. Twenty years after his death, Matthew Shepard’s story is at a critical turning point: memories of his murder and its meanings can either fade into the past or be reinvigorated to make up part of more meaningful investigations into LGBTQ and modern U.S. history. The multidisciplinary contributors to this book blend personal narrative with more conventional academic approaches to offer a 20-year retrospective that re-examines the subject of Shepard’s murder, whilst also bringing to light questions of historical memory, rurality, race, and public policy. Each of the disciplines and genres included contributes unique understandings of the murder and responses to it that cannot be articulated solely through traditional academic writing. This collection then not only tells the story of Matthew Shepard in the context of 2018, but also provides a compelling view of how and through which means American culture communicates painful histories of violence, bias, and death.