The Laramie Project

Moises Kaufman, Author, Tectonic Theater Project, Joint Author
Moises Kaufman, Author, Tectonic Theater Project, Joint Author Vintage Books USA $14 (128p) ISBN 978-0-375-72719-1
Reviewed on: 09/10/2001
Release date: 09/01/2001
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Moises Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project have written a play documenting the aftermath of the savage killing of Matthew Shepard, including the perspectives of both friends and strangers: The Laramie Project. This innovative theatrical composition, structured not in scenes, but in ""moments,"" addresses the various issues relating to the tragedy of Shepard, a young gay man whose murder has since become a symbol for America's struggle against intolerance. Kaufman's approach is actor-based, as opposed to text-based; a side-effect of this actor-based approach is that in print form it seems as though something is missing. However, the play promises to move the reader with its authentic portrayal of a small town facing a terrifying event.
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