“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” is a unique and relevant collaboration between GISS theatre students, the queer and theatre communities. Co-sponsored by DAISSI (Diverse and Inclusive Salt Spring Island) and the GISS Theatre Program. Directed by Jason Donaldson.
In 1998, a young gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shephard, was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die. Tectonic Theatre Project, from New York City, went to Laramie, Wyoming to interview residents and wrote a play based on their experiences. In 2006, on SSI’s Pride Weekend, “The Laramie Project” was performed at ArtSpring.
10 years after Matthew’s death, the same theatre company returned to Laramie to interview the residents of the town and produced the subsequent play.
We have assembled another inspired collaboration between high school students and the queer and theatre communities. After the performance, there will be a Community Talk-Back. Don’t miss this!