Laramie Project, The

‘Moisés Kaufman’ (qv) and members of New York’s Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of ‘Matthew Shepard (I)’ (qv). This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepherd’s visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers

. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of “Angels in America” a year after Shephard’s death.

Laramie Project, The

Title: Laramie Project, The

Release Date: 2002

Genres: Crime, Drama

    Directors: Kaufman, Moisés


  • Ricci, Christina as Romaine Patterson
  • Buscemi, Steve as Doc O”Conner
  • Linney, Laura as Sherry Johnson
  • Phoenix, Summer as Jen Malmskog

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