The Laramie Project
One year ago, AfterWork Theater Project opened its doors and for the first time, everyday professionals had the opportunity to rehearse and perform fully-staged plays and musicals in New York City. No audition required. Our sold out productions of HAIR and RENT had to be see to be believed!
This season we're taking AfterWork to the next level, putting on three fantastic productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Laramie Project, and Sing Out! a musical cabaret. Come watch extraordinary people take to the stage, some for the first time in a long time, others, for the first time ever. It's an experience full of fun, community, and creative self-expression!
Presented in association with the Community Arts Initiatives at the 14th Street Y.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.
In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was the victim of this assault because he was gay. Moisés 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 during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences.
14th St. Y Theater (View)
344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
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