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The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

Performed for the 1st time in Montréal and Toronto by a cast of 20 actors playing more than 70 characters!
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About the Show

On October 6 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew’s mother, Judy Shepard. The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later is a bold new work, which asks the question, “How does society write its own history?”

  • Written by: Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris & Stephen Belber
  • Directed by: Donald Rees
  • Produced by: Donald Rees & Marc Roth, by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc

The Cast

Sean Curley
Sean CurleyMontréal / Toronto
Marie-Noëlle Dufour
Marie-Noëlle DufourMontréal / Toronto
J.S. Elie
J.S. ElieMontréal
Santiago Espinosa
Santiago EspinosaMontréal / Toronto
Nir Guzinski
Nir GuzinskiMontréal / Toronto
Brian Jansen
Brian JansenToronto
Claudia Laprise
Claudia LapriseMontréal / Toronto
Jason Martorino
Jason MartorinoToronto
Jennifer Mason
Jennifer MasonMontréal
Emma McQueen
Emma McQueenMontréal / Toronto
Suzanne Miller
Suzanne MillerToronto
Phil Mitrovic
Phil MitrovicToronto
Daniel Morrison
Daniel MorrisonMontréal
Aieron Munro
Aieron MunroToronto
Stephanie Coco-Palermo
Stephanie Coco-PalermoMontréal
Luke Powers
Luke PowersMontréal
David Reudelhuber
David ReudelhuberMontréal
Stephen Rochon
Stephen RochonMontréal
Tania Dos Santos
Tania Dos SantosMontréal / Toronto
Stefano Saykaly
Stefano SaykalyMontréal / Toronto
Eitan Shalmon
Eitan ShalmonToronto
Tony Truax
Tony TruaxMontréal / Toronto
Tania Vancol
Tania VancolMontréal / Toronto
Owen van Houten
Owen van HoutenToronto
Angelo Vernucci
Angelo VernucciMontréal / Toronto
Madison Walsh
Madison WalshToronto
Gabriel Wihl
Gabriel WihlMontréal
Kenny Wong
Kenny WongMontréal / Toronto