The Laramie Project
By Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project
At the BMO Studio Stage
The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and heights of compassion we are capable of.
With the full spectrum of hope to despair, The Laramie Project tells the story of Matthew Shepard, who, in October 1998, was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming.
Five weeks later, Moises Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with residents of the town. From these interviews they created The Laramie Project, a riveting chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder of gay university student Matthew Shepard.
Some harsh language. Not recommended for children under 14.
"The second year students did an amazing job, and you should be so proud of them. Such a difficult and challenging story to tell and they were outstanding. So proud that Rosebud will tell this very important story. I understand some of your patrons may find this difficult watch, but it is a story that needs to be told, so that it is never repeated."
- Lee Booth, Theatre Calgary
|The Laramie Project Cast|
|Jordan Cutbill||Greg Pierottie, Sgt. Hing, Dennis Shepard, Rulon Stacey|
|Anna Dalgleish||Amanda Gronich, Waitress, Shadow, Reggie Fluty, Tiffany Edwards|
|Bill Daugherty||Father Roger Schmit, Judge, Anonymous, Priest, Cal Rerucha|
|Duncan Hicks||Philip Dubois, Stephen Belber, Doug Laws, Aaron Kreifels, Gil Engen, Bailiff|
|Esther Koepnick||Rebecca Hilliker, Zubaida Ula, Dr. Cantway, Bill McKinney, Reverend Fred Phelps|
|Kelsey Krogman||Gov. Jim Geringer, Marge Murray, Moisés Kaufman, Catherine Connolly, Conrad Miller, Lucy Thompson|
|Frances MacDonald||Kerry Drake, Trish Steger, Sherry Aanenson, Sherry Johnson, Mormon Home Teacher to Russell Henderson|
|Heidi MacDonald||Doc O'Connor, Alison Mears, Baptist Minister, Reporter, Rob Debree|
|Zach Running Coyote||Jedadiah Schultz, Jonas Slonaker, Matt Mickelson, Reporter, Andrew Gomez|
|Emily-Anne Salkeld||Zackie Salmon, Romaine Patterson, Kristen Price, Reporter, Jen|
|Shayleigh Sihlis||April Silva, Barbara Pitts, Minister's Wife, Jeffrey Lockwood, Reporter, Email Writer, Russell Henderson|
|Matthew Oliver van Diepen||Andy Paris, Jon Peacock, Phil Labrie, Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney's, Reporter, Murdock Cooper, Harry Woods, Aaron McKinney|
|Mikayla Whitehouse||Eileen Engen, Leigh Fondakowski, Stephen Mead Johnson, Matt Galloway, Shannon|
|Paul F. Muir||Director|
|Jordan Cutbill||Sound Design|
|Brad G. Graham||Lighting|
|Norma Roth||Set & Costume Design Consultant|
|Brad G. Graham||Stage Manager|