On October 6th 1998 Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Matthew’s murder became a watershed historical moment that highlighted many of the fault lines in our culture. A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project set out for Laramie and conducted interviews with more than 200 residents. The resulting play, The Laramie Project, has been seen by more than 30 million people around the country.
Added by ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage on July 23, 2010