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With Care and Compassion: 5 & Dime Theatre Company Kicks Off Pride Month With “The Laramie Project”

Every city is defined by a number of contributing factors from the landscape to its residents and the history of the town itself. In Laramie, Wyoming, the place once recognized as a prominent railroading community where small-town, conservative views meshed in a comfortable contradiction with its panoramic scenery and heaven-meets-earth skies became the epicenter of hate following the death of a young, gay man named Matthew Shepard. Created by a collection of students at the Tectonic Theater Troupe, is the result of over 200 interviews conducted by members over a series of visits to Laramie to understand and explain how …

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Erasing Hate: The Laramie Project

It’s been 18 years since University of Wyoming student was kidnapped and beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, because he was gay. Five weeks after his murder, playwright and fellow members of the traveled to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews over the following year with townspeople. From these interviews, they wrote the play , a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. Under the direction of Associate Professor , The Laramie Project will be staged October 20-22 in . The project exposes …

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