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The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project

Title available in paperback?: Yes
Pages: 128

Description of book: "For a year and a half following the murder of Matthew Shepard, Moisés Kaufman and his Tectonic Theater Project conducted hundreds of interviews with the citizens of Laramie, Wyoming, to create this portrait of a town struggling with a horrific event. The savage killing of Shepard, a young gay man, has become a national symbol of the struggle against intolerance. But for the people of Laramie—both the friends of Matthew and those who hated him without knowing him—the tragedy was personal. In a chorus of voices that brings to mind Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, The Laramie Project allows those most deeply affected to speak, and the result is a brilliantly moving theatrical creation."

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Title recommended by Elizabeth Bennion, Faculty, Political Science, IU South Bend

Reviews/Articles/Publisher Information with more about the title:

Random House Academic Resources. "The Laramie Project." URL.

Miller, Howard. "The Laramie Project (Book Review)." Library Journal. 126.14 (9/1/2001). Direct Link through EbscoHost (login required off-campus).

Last Reviewed: 03/2014