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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