The Laramie Project & The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
By Moisés Kaufman and The Members of Tectonic Theater Project
Director: Joseph C. Walsh
The Laramie Project–25. 27, 28 March @ 7:30 & 26th March @ 2:00
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later–26 March @ 7:30 & 28th March @ 2:00
The CIT Cork School of Music BA in Theatre & Drama Studies is proud to present THE LARAMIE PROJECT and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later,a breath-taking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
€15 / €10 concession
Available at events.cit.ie
The LARAMIE Cycle
25-28 March 2015
The Stack Theatre, CIT Cork School of Music
Book online: events.cit.ie
The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His bloody, bruised and battered body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay.
Moises 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 young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town and the breadth of reaction to the crime is fascinating. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical event from these interviews and their own experiences.
This production will be performed by the third-year students of the new BA in Theatre and Drama Studies at CSM and is the first public showing of their work. Directed by award-winning theatre director Joseph C. Walsh, newly-appointed lecturer to the College, this will be an exciting opportunity to see the future of Irish Theatre.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT will be presented in repertory with THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER. This work examines what has happened in the ten years since Matthew Shepard's murder. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on society? How has the town changed as a result of that event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in our own communities ten years later? How much of history depends on who is telling the story?
This will be the first time these two modern masterpieces will be presented together in Ireland as, what has been referred to as, THE LARAMIE CYCLE.
You will not want to miss this theatrical event and the chance to support the next generation of theatre artists.
The Laramie Project plays on Wed 25, Fri 27, Sat 28 March @ 7.30 pm and Thursday 26 March @ 2.00 pm.
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later plays on Thursday 26 March @ 7.30 pm and Saturday 28 March @ 2.00 pm.