Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Laramie Project Cycle Event

This year marks 20 years since the murder of Matthew Shepard generated worldwide headlines & mobilized our LGBTQ community & allies in 1998. The Wandering Theatre Company after their award-winning run at Washington D.C.'s Capital Fringe Festival & a successful limited run of The Laramie Project in Off-Broadway in 2017 will bring its bold new staging of contemporary classic The Laramie Project to New York City's Access Theatre from February 21st to March 4th. In addition there will be several back-to-back productions of The Laramie Project & The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, know as The Laramie Cycle. Director Natalie Villamonte Zito stated “I decided to bring a production of ‘The Laramie Project’ to the stage three days after the presidential election in 2016. Since that election we have only seen hate crimes spike against many diverse communities, from LGBTQ people to Muslims, African Americans, immigrants, women & so many other groups. After the success of our 2017 production we decided to bring the full Laramie Cycle to the stage, which has only been produced a handful of times. As we mark two decades since the murder of Matthew Shepard it is more important than ever to talk about how we can all make a difference & combat hate. These plays, which have been seen by over 30 million people have been one of the most impactful pieces of theater in history. Our production brings some elements that I hope add to the experience, including the inclusion of Matthew Shepard – a silent, moving presence & moving reminder of the loss that impacted Laramie & the world.”
For Info & Tix: thewanderingtheatrecompany.org
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