The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project  Ten Years Later Book

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project Ten Years Later


  • Author : Moises Kaufman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804170406

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The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project Ten Years Later Excerpt :

The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theater pieces in America, has become a modern classic. In this expanded edition, it is joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play. On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.

The Laramie Project Book
Score: 4.5
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The Laramie Project


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822224501

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The Laramie Project Excerpt :

THE STORY: On November 6, 1998, gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard left the Fireside Bar with Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. The following day he was discovered on a prairie at the edge of town, tied to a fence, brutally beaten, and close to death. Six days later Matthew Shepard died at Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colorado. On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"

Gross Indecency Book
Score: 3
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Gross Indecency


  • Author : Moisés Kaufman
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 0822216493

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Gross Indecency Excerpt :

THE STORY: In early 1895, the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of Wilde's young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, left a card at Wilde's club bearing the phrase posing somdomite. Wilde sued the Marquess for criminal libel. The defense denounced Wild

The Meaning of Matthew Book
Score: 4.5
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The Meaning of Matthew


  • Author : Judy Shepard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101140185

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The Meaning of Matthew Excerpt :

“The Meaning of Matthew is Judy Shepard’s passionate and courageous attempt to understand what no mother should have to understand, which is why her son was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in the fall of 1998. It is a vivid testimony to a life cut short, and testimony too, to the bravery and compassion of Judy and Dennis—Matthew’s parents—as they struggle to survive a grief that won’t go away.”—Larry McMurty, author of Terms of Endearment and Lonesome Dove Today the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but until 1998, he was just Judy Shepard’s son. In this remarkably candid memoir, Judy Shepard shares the story behind the headlines. Interweaving memories of Matthew and her family with the challenges of confronting her son’s death, Judy describes how she handled the crippling loss of her child in the public eye, the vigils and protests held by strangers in her son’s name, and ultimately how she and her husband gained the courage to help prosecutors convict her son's murderers. The Meaning of Matthew is more than a retelling of horrific injustice that brought the reality of inequality and homophobia into the American consciousness. It is an unforgettable and inspiring account of how one ordinary woman turned an unthinkable tragedy into a vital message for the world.

Moment Work Book

Moment Work


  • Author : Moises Kaufman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101971789

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Moment Work Excerpt :

A detailed guide to the collaborative method developed by the acclaimed creators of The Laramie Project and Gross Indecency--destined to become a classic. A Vintage Original. By Moisés Kaufman and Barbara Pitts McAdams with Leigh Fondakowski, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Kelli Simpkins, Jimmy Maize, and Scott Barrow. For more than two decades, the members of Tectonic Theater Project have been rigorously experimenting with the process of theatrical creation. Here they set forth a detailed manual of their devising method and a thorough chronicle of how they wrote some of their best-known works. This book is for all theater artists—actors, writers, designers, and directors—who wish to create work that embraces the unbridled potential of the stage.

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project  Ten Years Later Book

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project Ten Years Later


  • Author : Moises Kaufman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804170390

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The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project Ten Years Later Excerpt :

Two classic plays in a single volume: One of the most-performed theater pieces in America about the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard and the town in which it happened, joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play. "A terrific piece of theater, history, and life.... Nothing short of stunning.... A theatrical and human event.” —New York magazine On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the playwrights constructed an extraordinary chronicle of life in the town after the murder. In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, the troupe revisits the town a decade after the tragedy, finding a community grappling with its legacy and its place in history. The two plays together comprise an epic and deeply moving theatrical cycle that explores the life of an American town over the course a decade.

Fun Home Book
Score: 4
From 1,502 Ratings

Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0618871713

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Fun Home Excerpt :

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Losing Matt Shepard Book

Losing Matt Shepard


  • Author : Beth Loffreda
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-11-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231118590

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Losing Matt Shepard Excerpt :

Explores why the 1998 murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming, set off a media frenzy and continues to haunt the nation, and examines how the politics of sexuality unfolded in the small town.

October Mourning Book

October Mourning


  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1663611823

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Utopia in Performance Book

Utopia in Performance


  • Author : Jill Dolan
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-05
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472025572

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Utopia in Performance Excerpt :

"Jill Dolan is the theatre's most astute critic, and this new book is perhaps her most important. Utopia in Performance argues with eloquence and insight how theatre makes a difference, and in the process demonstrates that scholarship matters, too. It is a book that readers will cherish and hold close as a personal favorite, and that scholars will cite for years to come." ---David Román, University of Southern California What is it about performance that draws people to sit and listen attentively in a theater, hoping to be moved and provoked, challenged and comforted? In Utopia in Performance, Jill Dolan traces the sense of visceral, emotional, and social connection that we experience at such times, connections that allow us to feel for a moment not what a better world might look like, but what it might feel like, and how that hopeful utopic sentiment might become motivation for social change. She traces these "utopian performatives" in a range of performances, including the solo performances of feminist artists Holly Hughes, Deb Margolin, and Peggy Shaw; multicharacter solo performances by Lily Tomlin, Danny Hoch, and Anna Deavere Smith; the slam poetry event Def Poetry Jam; The Laramie Project; Blanket, a performance by postmodern choreographer Ann Carlson; Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman; and Deborah Warner's production of Medea starring Fiona Shaw. While the book richly captures moments of "feeling utopia" found within specific performances, it also celebrates the broad potential that performance has to provide a forum for being human together; for feeling love, hope, and commonality in particular and historical (rather than universal and transcendent) ways.

Fires in the Mirror Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Fires in the Mirror


  • Author : Anna Deavere Smith
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2015-01-21
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101911297

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Fires in the Mirror Excerpt :

Derived from interviews with a wide range of people who experienced or observed New York's 1991 Crown Heights racial riots, Fires In The Mirror is as distinguished a work of commentary on black-white tensions as it is a work of drama. In August 1991 simmering tensions in the racially polarized Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood of Crown Heights exploded into riots after a black boy was killed by a car in a rabbi's motorcade and a Jewish student was slain by blacks in retaliation. Fires in the Mirror is dramatist Anna Deavere Smith's stunning exploration of the events and emotions leading up to and following the Crown Heights conflict. Through her portrayals of more than two dozen Crown eights adversaries, victims, and eyewitnesses, using verbatim excerpts from their observations derived from interviews she conducted, Smith provides a brilliant, Rashoman-like documentary portrait of contemporary ethnic turmoil.

One Arm Book

One Arm


  • Author : Moisés Kaufman
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 0822225646

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One Arm Excerpt :

THE STORY: Based on Tennessee Williams' unproduced screenplay of his own classic short story, this new adaptation from pioneering theatrical auteur Moisés Kaufman follows Ollie, a young farm boy who joins the Navy and becomes the lightweight boxing

Plays By Stephen Belber Book

Plays By Stephen Belber


  • Author : Stephen Belber
  • Publisher : Broadway Play Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0881458694

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Plays By Stephen Belber Excerpt :

This collection contains three full-length plays: TAPE, THE TRANSPARENCY OF VAL, and GEOMETRY OF FIRE. "When it comes to reminding us just why we leave our homes on a cold winter's night and seek the special joys of a live theatrical performance, playwright Stephen Belber has the big boys beat." Wall Street Journal "Mamet is angry and has a point of view-two points of view, really-while Belber's subject is points of view." Roger Ebert "Belber favors fast-talkers who use chitchat, digression and eloquent bluster to maneuver their way out of tricky situations. ...Like any good playwright, he is less interested in determining what's real than in exploring what makes solid fiction." Time Out

Angels in America Book
Score: 4.5
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Angels in America


  • Author : Tony Kushner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-04-13
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1848426313

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Angels in America Excerpt :

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This edition, published alongside the major revival at the National Theatre in 2017, contains both plays, Part One: Millennium Approaches, and Part Two: Perestroika.

Study Guide  the Laramie Project by Mois  s Kaufman  SuperSummary  Book

Study Guide the Laramie Project by Mois s Kaufman SuperSummary


  • Author : SuperSummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-06-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1071444166

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Study Guide the Laramie Project by Mois s Kaufman SuperSummary Excerpt :

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 68-page guide for "The Laramie Project" by Moisés Kaufman includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Violent Effects of Homophobia and Religion and Tolerance.