THE LARAMIE PROJECT

by Moisés Kaufman
and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

The US West World Premiere was produced by
The Denver Center Theatre Company
Donovan Marley, Artistic Director
in association with
Tectonic Theater Project
Moisés Kaufman, Artistic Director.

Originally produced in New York City at the Union Square Theatre
by Roy Gabay and Tectonic Theater Project
in association with Gayle Francis and the Araca Group
Associate Producers: Mara Isaacs and Hart Sharp Entertainment.

The Laramie Project was developed in part with the support of The Sundance Theatre Laboratory.

HEAD WRITER
Leigh Fondakowski

ASSOCIATE WRITERS
Stephen Belber, Greg Pierotti, Stephen Wangh

DRAMATURGS
Amanda Gronich, Sarah Lambert, John McAdams,
Maude Mitchell, Andy Paris, Barbara Pitts, Kelli Simpkins

The Laramie Project is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

Author’s Note

by Moisés Kaufman

The Laramie Project was written through a unique collaboration by Tectonic Theater Project. During the year-and-a-half development of the play, members of the company and I traveled to Laramie six times to conduct interviews, then conducted several workshops in which the members of the company presented material and acted as dramaturgs in the creation of the play.

As the volume of material grew with each additional trip to Laramie, a small writers’ group from within the company began to work closely with me to further organize and edit the material, conduct essential work in Laramie, and collaborate on the writing of the play. This group was led by Leigh Fondakowski as Head Writer, with Stephen Belber and Greg Pierotti as Associate Writers.

As we got closer to the play’s first production in Denver, the actors, including Stephen Belber and Greg Pierotti, turned their focus to performance, while Leigh Fondakowski continued to work with me on drafts of the play, as did Stephen Wangh, who by then had joined us as an Associate Writer and “bench coach.”

 

Author’s Bios

Leigh Fondakowski

Leigh Fondakowski was the Head Writer of THE LARAMIE PROJECT and has been a member of Tectonic Theatre Project since 1995. She is an Emmy-nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of THE LARAMIE PROJECT for HBO. Her work THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE has been performed under her direction at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theater, American Theater Company, and The Guthrie Theater, and received the Glickman Award for Best New Play in the Bay Area in 2005. Another original play, I THINK I LIKE GIRLS, premiered at Encore Theater in San Francisco under her direction and was voted one of the top ten plays of 2002 by “The Advocate.” Other directing credits include: GERDA’S LIEUTENANT by Ellen Greeves and Bennett Singer (Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts), THREE SECONDS IN THE KEY by Deb Margolin (San Francisco Playhouse), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Perseverance Theater) and LA VOIX HUMAINE by Jean Cocteau (Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh). Leigh is a 2007 recipient of the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights and has developed a play about 19th century actress Charlotte Cushman with About Face Theatre and Tectonic Theater Project. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Masters in Contemporary Performance program at Naropa University.

Moisés Kaufman

Moisés Kaufman is a Tony and Emmy nominated director and playwright. His play 33 VARIATIONS, starring Jane Fonda, was nominated for five Tony awards (including one for Ms. Fonda). Previous to that, Mr. Kaufman directed the Pulitzer and Tony award-winning play I AM MY OWN WIFE, earning him an Obie award for his direction as well as Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Lucille Lortel nominations. His plays GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE and THE LARAMIE PROJECT have been among the most performed plays in America over the last decade. Mr. Kaufman also directed the film adaptation of THE LARAMIE PROJECT for HBO, which was the opening night selection at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and won the National Board of Review Award, the Humanitas Prize, and a Special Mention for Best First Film at the Berlin Film Festival. The film also earned Mr. Kaufman two Emmy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Writer. He is the Artistic Director of Tectonic Theater Project and a Guggenheim Fellow in Playwriting. Other credits include BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Mark Taper Forum); MACBETH with Liev Schreiber (Public Theater); THIS IS HOW IT GOES (Donmar Warehouse); ONE ARM by Tennessee Williams (Steppenwolf Theater Company); MASTER CLASS with Rita Moreno (Berkeley Repertory Theater); and LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN (Williamstown Theater Festival).

Andy Paris

Andy Paris has made a career of developing new works for the stage and screen, including “The Laramie Project” (Emmy nomination), GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE by Moises Kaufman, Lucie Tiberghien’s THE QUIET ROOM, and INNOCENTS by Rachel Dickstein. As a writer/director Andy created THE FANMAKER’S INQUISITION, adapted from the novel by Rikki Ducornet. He also developed GOLDSTAR OHIO by Michael Tisdale, directing the stage version at The Cleveland Public Theatre, and the short film starring Bill Irwin, Alison Pill, Mercedes Ruehl, and Michael Emerson. He is also the writer of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER, an Epilogue to THE LARAMIE PROJECT. For The Women’s Project he wrote THE CORPORATE CARNIVAL, which was presented in the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center. Andy was invited to participate in The Lincoln Center Directors Lab in 2008. As an actor he has performed in countless plays in New York, regionally, and in Europe. Regionally, he has been seen at Playmaker’s Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Theatre Virginia, Berkeley Rep, and La Jolla Playhouse. He performed in OR, by Liz Duffy Adams, at The Women’s Project in 2009. He has also been the recipient of two AUDIE Awards for his audiobook narrations. As an original member of Tectonic Theatre Project, Andy has worked under the mentorship of Mr. Kaufman, and now teaches the techniques which he and Tectonic developed over the past couple decades. He has taught workshops at New York University, DePaul University, Naropa Institute, and in Osaka, Japan, among others. Andy grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a graduate of NYU.

Greg Pierotti

Greg Pierotti is co-author of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER. He is associate writer of THE LARAMIE PROJECT (2001 New York Drama Desk and Lortel Award nominee), and co-writer of THE LARAMIE PROJECT teleplay for HBO (2002 Emmy nominee). He is head writer of THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE (2005 Glickman Award). His short story “‘lude” has been anthologized in “Men to Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction.” As an actor he has performed in new and classical work in New York and regionally. He originated roles in the world premieres of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE, and GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE. He teaches English, Writing, and Performance in colleges and MFA programs around the country. He is one of five master teachers of moment work, a technique for writing and developing performance developed by Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project. He is currently developing two pieces: a screenplay, “Mineshaft,” about the infamous queer sex club of the same name, and a play, MR. APOLOGY, based on transcribed confessions of criminals and wrongdoers of all stripes collected by the artist Allan Bridge in New York during the 1980s. He has been a member of Tectonic Theater Project for over 14 years.

Stephen Wangh

has been a playwrightdirector, and teacher of acting. He is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart, a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski (Vintage, Random House, 2000) and of The Heart of Teaching: Empowering Students in the Performing Arts (Routledge, 2012).

He is the author of 15 plays, and was one of the writers of The People’s Temple (Glickman award: Best play in the Bay Area, 2005). He was Associate Writer for The Laramie Project (Emmy nomination 2002), and dramaturg of Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency, the three trials of Oscar Wilde (1997).

Stephen now teaches the Acrobatics of the Heart immersive summer training for performers. And he leads seminars and workshops on the Inner Dynamics of Teaching for teachers of the performing arts.

A RELEVANT, STUNNING STORY TOLD THROUGH DOCU-THEATRE PERFORMANCE

The Laramie Project presents a deeply complex portrait of a community’s response to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man living in Laramie, Wyoming. In a series of poignant reflections, the residents of Laramie react to the hate crime and surrounding media storm with anger, bewilderment, and sorrow. The play by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project portrays the seismic and deeply personal impact Matthew’s death had on this small town while also demonstrating the power of the human spirit to triumph over bigotry and violence.

Are you willing to confront the destructive power of bullying and hate?

Please note:

  • This production has strong adult language and serious content.
  • This production has two ten minute intermissions.
  • Estimated show length is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • There will be no concessions available.

We chose “The Laramie Project” because this story remains relevant and resonates today. Despite discussing events of twenty years ago, this significant story about a town’s reaction to a hate crime reminds us to listen, learn, and love. 

This production is a piece of documentary theatre, meaning it was created from over 200 interviews with real people connected to the town of Laramie, Wyoming and the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard. Because it is real people speaking their truths this show features strong adult language. 

 

Additional resources

If you are interested in learning more about news and history surrounding Matthew’s murder or the process that Tectonic used to develop The Laramie Project, we encourage you to check out the following resources.

Ross Harris, Director of The Laramie Project

As I think about what this play means to me, what it was like to direct it in the midst of a pandemic, and what I hope you get from it…I keep beginning these notes, over and over again. There is so much I want to share with you, but I cannot find the words. I have such a desire to be with others right now. To feel accepted and loved, to feel welcomed, and to feel safe.

When I read this play, I cry. As a bi- man, this play speaks to my truth: as much as I am welcomed, I am not wholly welcomed in this community. There are people in this community who incite fear, hate, and violence–some of them even hold public office. Luckily, there are also people in this community who champion love, peace, and understanding. Simply by engaging with this material, you are showing support. It means you want to have this conversation, and you want to learn. Thank you. It warms me to know you are also my neighbors. And if it does that for me, I know it does for others as well.

The Laramie Project contains the voices of 60+ people. It was edited down from over 200 interviews. This is not a play about Matthew Shepard but rather the town’s reaction to his murder. This is a play about having hard conversations. The people on stage: these are your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. This is you. This is you waiting in line at the grocery store. This is you stuck in the car with your in-laws. This is you at Thanksgiving after the election trying to eat some pumpkin pie when your uncle walks in and exclaims, “Boy, it sure gets dark on this side of town.” That’s a real quote from a Central Minnesota native.

This is the community we live in. You will hear many voices you recognize tonight, and my hope is you also find your own. Your neighbors need you to be more than just okay with them. They need what we all need: to feel accepted and loved, to feel welcomed, and to feel safe.

Character List

Matt Amundson -Doug Laws, Gov. Jim Geringer, Greg Pierotti, Jon Peacock, Jonas Slonaker, Matt Mickelson (understudy: James Reichow)

Rick Cicharz – Andy Paris, Conrad Miller, Dennis Shepard, Father Roger Schmit, Harry Woods, Rulon Stacey, Sergeant Hing (understudy: Matt Amundson)

Bailey Jones – Aaron McKinney, Anonymous, April Silva, Cal Rerucha, Jedadiah Schultz, Kerry Drake, Phil Labrie (understudy: James Reichow)

Katrina Crouse – Amanda Gronich, Kristin Price, Shannon, Tiffany Edwards, Trish Steger, Zackie Salmon (understudy: Megan Myers)

Amy Hunter Dr. Cantway, Marge Murray, Rebecca Hilliker, Reverand Fred Phelps, Sherry Aanenson, Sherry Johnson, Waitress (understudy: Megan Myers)

Mitchell Hurrle Matt Galloway, Russell Henderson, Jeffrey Lockwood (understudy: James Reichow)

Molly McAlister – Barbara Pitts, Jen, Officer Reggie Fluty, Romaine Patterson, Zubaida Ula (understudy: Megan Myers)

Delenore MorrisonAaron Kreifels, Bailiff, Shadow (understudy: James Reichow)

Roseanna Ross Alison Mears, Baptist Minister’s Wife, Catherine Connolly, Eileen Engen, Leigh Fondakowski, Lucy Thompson (understudy: Megan Myers)

Aaron Trompeter Gil Engeen, Moises Kaufman, Murdock Cooper, Phillip Dubois, Priest, Stephen Mead Johnson (understudy: Matt Amundson)

Timm Vedder Baptist Minister, Bill McKinney, Doc O’Connor, Gene Pratt, Rob DeBree, Stephen Belber (understudy: Matt Amundson)

Cast

Matt Amundson

Matt Amundson

volunteer actor

Matt is a Q-Comp advisor at St. Michael-Albertville Public Schools. He enjoys running, cooking, baking, watching movies, reading, and spending time with friends.

GREAT productions: Clue: The Musical, Live from the Lab: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Live from the Lab: Much Ado About Nothing

Also appeared in: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Noises Off!, Lend Me a Tenor, Winnie-the-Pooh, Kiss Me Kate

Rick Cicharz

Rick Cicharz

volunteer actor

Rick is a retired teacher. He enjoys fishing, gardening, and theatre.

GREAT productions: Hairspray, Tarzan, Annie, Les Mis, Ragtime, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

He has also directed for GREAT and appeared in many other shows in the community.

Bailey Jones

Bailey Jones

volunteer actor

Bailey is a crew member at Skatin’ Place. He loves playing music, writing, playing video games, and playing basketball.

GREAT Productions: Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Grease, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Script in Hand: End Days

Also appeared in: Grease, Footloose, Beauty and the Beast, the whole ninth floor, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rumors, The Miracle Worker, and about 8 Films

Katrina Crouse

Katrina Crouse

volunteer actor

Katrina is a customer experience coordinator at InteleCONNECT. She enjoys going on adventures with her husband, playing with her dog Honey, watching and quoting movies, spending time with friends, and traveling.

GREAT productions: Sister Act, It’s a Wonderful Life, High School Musical, My Fair Lady, Secret Life of Girls, Pippi Longstocking, Wizard of Oz

Also appeared in: Addams Family Musical (GNTC), Always a Bridesmaid (Pioneer Place), Sound of Music (Lighthouse Theater).

Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

volunteer actor

Amy is retired and enjoys music, gardening, sewing, boating, writing, and theater.

The Laramie Project is Amy’s GREAT debut!

Other theatre involvement includes:

  • Great Northern Theatre Company-5 years of shows, acting, directing, stage managing, costumes, props, ad sales, sets, promotions
  • Lamplighter Community Theatre-Staples, MN- acting, directing, costumes, props, house managing, producer, stage managing, sets, promotions
  • Bertha Community Theater-Bertha, MN- acting, costuming, props, sets, promotions
  • Wadena Madhatters- Wadena, MN- acting, directing, costumes, stage managing
  • High school play director – 15 years, Eagle Bend, MN
  • Peer Education Plays -facilitator, Illusion Theater of Mpls.-11 years
  • College-acting
  • Many high school plays-acting, student director, sets, costumes, props
Mitchell Hurrle

Mitchell Hurrle

volunteer actor

Mitchell is a podiatry assistant at St. Cloud Foot and Ankle. He enjoys spending time with family at the cabin, musical theatre, and traveling.

GREAT productions: Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Little Mermaid, Elf, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Also appeared in: Shrek, Hello Dolly, Annie, and Addams Family

Molly McAlister

Molly McAlister

volunteer actor

Molly is a PSEO advisor & admissions specialist at St. Cloud Technical & Community College. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, playing piano, and practicing yoga.

GREAT productions: Annie, High School Musical, Shrek the Musical

Also appeared in: 30+ including Hair, Avenue Q, Rocky Horror Show, Spring Awakening, Harvey

Delenore Morrison

Delenore Morrison

volunteer actor

Delenore is a receiver at Macy’s. He likes to play basketball, draw, sing and write songs, and is interested in learning new things.

GREAT productions: Alice In Wonderland 

Megan Myers

Megan Myers

volunteer actor

Megan is a pricing data technician at Coborn’s, Inc. She enjoy theatre, reading, being a Disney fan, and spending time with family and friends.

GREAT productions: Clue, A Christmas Carol, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, PLAYlabs: Six Characters In Search of an Author, Ahoy Murder Dead Ahead, Script in Hand: Much Ado About Nothing

Also appeared in: Hello Dolly, High School Musical, Seussical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Kiss Me Kate

James Reichow

James Reichow

volunteer actor

James is a sophomore at St. Cloud State University and a manager at McDonald’s. He enjoys theatre, choir, hiking, watching movies, and socializing.

GREAT productions: this is his GREAT debut!

Appeared in: Bye Bye Birdie, You Can’t take it with you, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth night, Shrek the musical, Gruesome Playground Injury’s

Roseanna Ross

Roseanna Ross

volunteer actor

Roseanna is a Professor Emerita at St. Cloud State University for the Department of Communication Studies. Since COVID, she feels like her hobby is ZOOM! She is a volunteer mediator, a conflict coach and communication consultant/trainer. Typically for fun she enjoys traveling, creative writing, ballroom dancing, storytelling, going to theatre, singing in the church choir, reading for church services (lector), and going to the gym.

GREAT productions:

  • 2020 Live from the Lab Events: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; E-Cabaret Best of Broadway; and Much Ado About Nothing
  • Elf, the Musical, Night of the Living Dead, Script in Hand: All My Sons, It’s a Wonderful Life

Also appeared in: Butterflies Are Free Perrin Spychala’s Bond spoofs;The Alexander Wellington Films: Smiles Aren’t for Heroes, In the Service of the Crown, and For Those Who Dared Before; Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, Godspell, Diary of Anne Frank, My Fair Lady,  Hello Dolly, Cinderella, Oliver

Aaron Trompeter

Aaron Trompeter

volunteer actor

Aaron is a real estate broker for Counselor Realty. He enjoys sailing, working, and being a father.

GREAT productions: A Christmas Carol, 9-5, Alice in Wonderland, Script in Hand: All My Sons

Timm Vedder

Timm Vedder

volunteer actor

Timm is a physician at St. Cloud Hospital. He enjoys running, biking, tennis, and cooking.

This is Timm’s GREAT dubut!

Also appeared in Dear Finder, UMD, 1998

Production Team

Ross Harris

Director

Jessica Mancini

Costume Designer

Rich Kimmerle

Set Designer

Bonnie Bologna

Prop Designer

Erin Belpedio

Light Designer

Drew Sevcik

Foley Sound Designer

Colin Jarrell

Technical Designer

Amanda Kivel

Stage Manager

After the show you will receive an email with a link to join an online panel discussion about community and confronting the destructive power of hate. Join us as we hear from community members about how to engage our local St. Cloud neighbors and surrounding communities.

Sunday, October 4th at 6:00pm

Panelists:

  • Seth Kaempfer – Director, SCSU LGBT Resource Center
  • Aric Putnam – Professor of Communication, CSB/SJU
  • Prudy Reberg – Chair, St. Cloud Pride
  • Cortez Riley – Community Member, ChangeMaker
  • Leah Rosso – Pastor, First United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region
  • Shannon Schunenan – Advocate, CentraCare

Moderated by Kendra Norton Dando, GREAT Education Director and Ross Harris, GREAT Director of The Laramie Project

What does it take for a community to confront the destructive power of hate? We hope you will join for this one-hour discussion.

Panelists

Seth Kaempfer

Seth Kaempfer

Director, SCSU LGBT Resource Center

Shannon Schuneman

Shannon Schuneman

Advocate, CentraCare

Cortez Riley

Cortez Riley

Community Member, ChangeMaker

Prudy Reberg

Prudy Reberg

Chair, St. Cloud Pride

Aric Putnam

Aric Putnam

Professor of Communication, CSB/SJU

Leah Rosso

Leah Rosso

Pastor, First United Methodist Church of the St. Cloud Region

The safety of our volunteers, staff, and community is our priority.

The cast and production team has been rehearsing under a strict set of health and safety guidelines. In addition to holding virtual auditions they also rehearsed over zoom several times throughout the process. Health screenings upon arrival, wearing masks through out rehearsal, and maintaining social distance were all strictly followed during in-person rehearsal. Additionally, costumes are being laundered after each performance and props sanitized after each use.

Please note, the cast will not be wearing masks when onstage during the performance. In addition to maintaining a distance of greater than 6 ft from the audience at all times, our entire cast tested negative for COVID-19 with an antigen test prior to performances this weekend, and our recently installed MERV 13 Filters are above CDC standards. We know this doesn’t eliminate the risk of spread, but it greatly reduces it. Thank you to Sartell Pediatrics for making the antigen tests possible. 

Please Review our safety and health guidelines and watch our SAFETY GUIDELINES VIDEO prior to attending so you know what to expect when you arrive. Masks are required for staff and audience members at all times and actors when they are not on stage.

Grant Funding

This work is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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