The Laramie Project


  • Upcoming Dates:
      November 24 - 12:00am
    • November 25 - 12:00am
    • November 26 - 12:00am

Laramie-Project

Walkerville Centre for the Creative Arts and Walkerville Collegiate present The Laramie Project, a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. The most performed play in America will hit the stage at Walkerville Collegiate on Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7pm and Nov. 26 at 2pm.

The 1998 kidnapping and murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was a shocking crime. He was beaten and left for dead, tied to a fence outside of the prairie town of Laramie Wyoming. He was a victim of this horrific assault because he was gay.

Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the beating and during the trial of the two your men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the townspeople; the breath of the reaction to this crime is fascinating. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a construction of a theatrical experience created by Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre members sharing these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie.

Tickets are $5 and $10. For information visit WCI.

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Dan Savoie
Dan has written and photographed for nearly every major newspaper across Canada, as well magazines like Rolling Stone, Rock Scene and Metal Hammer. He has interviewed nearly 1,000 celebrities, including his favourite bands like KISS, Motley Crue, Metallica and Bon Jovi.