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Laramie Project Ten Years Later

Being Judy Shepard: An Actor’s 13-Year Journey To A Character

Barbara Pitts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Barbara Pitts

As Tectonic Theater Project workshopped and constructed The Laramie Project, one of the characters I surrendered was that of Judy Shepard, Matthew's mother. But for The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, Judy sat for a formal interview with Moisés Kaufman, and I was asked to portray her.

Baseball And The Power Of 'The Laramie Project'

Andy Paris | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andy Paris

Upon learning of Matthew Shepard's death, I don't know that my first reaction was, "How could this happen?" There was something eerily and uncomfortably familiar with what I was reading about in the paper that day. It brought back a memory that I had all but buried years before.

In the Company of History: How Being Part of 'The Laramie Project' Changed My Life

Mercedes Herrero | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mercedes Herrero

As an actor, you don't always feel that your work is relevant. Sometimes you'd like to be in the trenches of life, truly helping people in a more direct way. But with this play I never felt that. And I remember how I started making subtle shifts in my habits.

Learning From Laramie

Moisés Kaufman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Moisés Kaufman

There are moments in history that cast a sudden bright light on an entire culture. And if what happens in that moment can be recorded, we can seize the moment for change. The murder of Matthew Shepard was just such a moment.