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The Resource The Laramie project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project

The Laramie project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project

Label
The Laramie project
Title
The Laramie project
Statement of responsibility
by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this stunningly effective theater piece. 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 conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews as well as their own experiences, Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience. The Laramie Project chronicles the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder, using eight actors to embody more than sixty different people in their own words--from rural ranchers to university professors. The result is a complex portrayal that dispels the simplistic media stereotypes and explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable"--Jacket
Award
Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2002.
Awards note
American Library Association Stonewall Book Award for Literature, 2002.
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067677
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kaufman, Moisés
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9333.9.K38
LC item number
L37 2001
Literary form
dramas
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Tectonic Theater Project
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True
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  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Shepard, Matthew
  • Gay men
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Laramie (Wyo.)
  • Homophobia
  • Homicide
  • Gay men
  • Homicide
  • Homophobia
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Wyoming
Label
The Laramie project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46576744
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xiv, 112 pages
Isbn
9780739420379
Lccn
2001026033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46576744
Label
The Laramie project, by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46576744
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
xiv, 112 pages
Isbn
9780739420379
Lccn
2001026033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)46576744

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