Written by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project
Directed by Jason Southerland and Nancy Curran Willis
Boston Theatre Works
The town of Laramie, Wyoming reacts to the 1998 beating murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student.
Projections and forced perspective create an illusion of vast empty landscapes, a media frenzy and various interior and exterior locales. To emphasize the involvement of the Tectonic Theatre Project actors as writers and characters in the play, the operator’s table that controls the lighting, sound and projection is located upstage left in full view of the audience.
The Boston Theatre Works production in 2001 was the New England premier of the play.
Projection visuals by Jon Sachs.