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.
Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy-nominated director and award-winning playwright. He is also the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project.Mr. Kaufman’s plays Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and The Laramie Project (which he co-wrote with the members of… More about Moises Kaufman
“One of the ten best plays of the year.”—Time“Deeply moving…. This play is Our Town with a question mark, as in ‘Could this be our town?’”—The New York Times"An amazing piece of theater… Out of the Shepard tragedy is wrenched art."—The New York Post"Brilliant… bone-hard drama [that] dares to touch the hidden wound of the American West… Within these pages, a healing occurs."—Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge