The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later
The Manitoba premiere
On October 6th, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old university student, was murdered for being openly gay in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming. Tectonic Theatre Project travelled to Laramie and conducted over 200 interviews which were then transformed into the play "The Laramie Project."
Ten years later, members of Tectonic Theatre Project returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effects of the hate crime that took the life of Matthew Shepard. Meraki Theatre Productions' performance of "The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later" ran for 5 nights Tuesday, May 28th - Saturday, June 1st (2019) at 7:30pm nightly (at The Rachel Browne Theatre) and this was the Manitoba Premiere of this play. Meraki Theatre Productions donated 25% of the ticket proceeds to the brand new Get REAL Manitoba After-School Youth Program.
Content Warnings: Homophobia, homophobic slurs, anti-semitism, mention of sexual assault.