FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY - SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER 2010
Wild Oats Productions in association with Greenwich Theatre
present the London Premiere of
The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
On October 6th 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was
kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie,
Wyoming. He died in hospital six days later, fifty days before his twenty-second birthday.
His torture and murder focused worldwide attention on hate, and forced many to confront
their attitudes towards sexuality. A month after the murder, the members of Tectonic Theater Project travelled to Laramie
and conducted over 200 interviews with the people of the town. From these interviews
they wrote The Laramie Project, which has since been seen by more than 30 million
Ten years on, Tectonic Theater members returned to Laramie to find out what has
happened over the last decade. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on society?
How has the town changed as a result of that event? What does life in Laramie tell us
about life in our own communities 10 years later?
Following the success of The Laramie Project, Wild Oats Productions were thrilled to continue
its collaboration with Greenwich Theatre with The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. On
October 12th 2009, 150 theatres across America presented readings of the play to
commemorate the 11th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death. On October 10th 2010, for the first time
ever in London, audiences were able to witness this powerful theatrical event in a special
One Night Only reading of the play.