Laramie Project Epilogue to Open on 120+ Stages Simultaneously
The team behind the Award-Winning stage documentary “The Laramie Project” are bringing that small Wyoming town to more than 100 stages around the world this fall.
The Laramie Project was about how the town was affected by the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in the immediate aftermath. The creators of the play returned to Laramie a decade later, and have written an epilogue – which will open on at least 120 stages around the globe SIMULTANEOUSLY in October.
Greg Reiner is the executive Director of Tectonic Theater Project.
Reiner: “We’ve got everyone from the really big institutional theaters like Arena stage and the Guthrie theater and La Jolla playhouse, to university theaters, to some high schools participating, and then we’ve got community theaters. So we’ve got this whole range – Every kind of person who does theater in America is participating in this event.”
“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” includes re-interviews with most of the people who were in the original – and some interviews with people who weren’t available for the Laramie Project … like one of the men convicted of Matthew Shepard’s murder, Aaron McKinney.
Reiner: “This is the first time we’ve ever actually spoken to him in person. And the text that I’ve read and has been shared is pretty hair-raising – what he remebers, what he doesn’t remember, and how he has reconstructed the events of that night for himself.”
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later opens in theaters nationwide on October 12th.