20 years after New York’s Tectonic Theater Project first went to Laramie following the brutal murder of gay university student, Matthew Shepard, their work, The Laramie Project remains incredibly potent to today’s audiences as we continue to fight for acceptance and equality for all Australians.
This year, Theatre Travels is proud to bring back The Laramie Project and to present to Sydney audiences’, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. Detailing a community’s reaction in the aftermath of a small town hate crime, both plays focus on universally important stories of acceptance, community, intolerance and legacy. The shows will play a strictly limited run from November 28 to December 8 2018 at the Seymour Centre, Sydney.
In October of 1998, openly gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was found tied to a fence, beaten and unconscious. After 5 days in a coma, Shepard succumbed to his injuries and his murder was denounced and tried as a hate crime. Members of the Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie to conduct over 400 interviews with more than 100 residents of the town. The Laramie Project is a portrait of this town: an average community redefined by a heinous crime.
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later sees the town and its occupants 10 years after Matthew’s death and calls into question the issue of legacy and our innate desire to rewrite history. It forces us to question how we deal with the uncomfortable or unflattering and which side of change we want to be on.
Thursday 29 November 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Friday 30 November 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 1 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 1 December 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday 2 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Monday 3 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Tuesday 4 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Wednesday 5 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Thursday 6 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Friday 7 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 8 December 2018 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday 8 December 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm
The Laramie Project
2:00PM - 28th November & 1st December
7:00PM - 29th, 30th November, 3rd, & 7th December
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later
2:00PM - 8th December
7:00PM - 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th & 8th December
Concession preview: $45.00
Group of 10 and over: $50.00
School groups preview: $28.00