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The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, an Epilogue

Two crowds gathered in the Department of Theatre and Dance's Lab Theatre last night to join over one hundred theaters around the world for an interactive premiere of Tectonic Theater Project's, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, an Epilogue.

Ten Years Later is a follow-up to The Laramie Project, the acclaimed play conceived by Tectonic Theater Project through interviews conducted with residents of Laramie, Wyoming following the 1998 murder of a 21-year-old gay man, Matthew Shepard. Presented on the 11th anniversary of Shepard's death, the epilogue focuses on the long-term effects the brutal crime left on the town of Laramie over the last ten years and explores how the town has changed and how it has not.

The University of Texas at Austin reading of Ten Years Later was brought to the Department of Theatre and Dance by first-year M.F.A. in Directing candidate, Courtney Sale. With the aid of student volunteers, Sale managed nearly all production logistics and directed the reading, allowing it to be presented on the campus stage.

In addition to the word-wide community presentations, Tectonic Theater Project held their own performance in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Learn more about The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, an Epilogue and participate in the online community at laramieproject.org.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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