The Laramie Project
25 July | 7.30pm | FREE (suggested donation £5) | Showroom Studio | Running time 45 mins
By Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theatre Project
Abridged by Oliver Dawe
Directed by Lisa Came & Sam Curtis Lindsay
In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.
Since September 2017 Hackney Showroom Young Actors have worked with industry leaders including Ned Bennet and Complicite and covered a wide range of approaches and techniques including understanding and interpreting modern and classic texts, clowning and comedy, vocal work, audition technique and self-taping.
Hackney Showroom Young Actors 2018 are (from L-R): Louise Mussington, Charles Entsie, Lily Whiteside, Harold John Curtis, Chioma Nwalioba, Blair Gyabaaah
Not pictured: Efeosa Afolabi
The show will be 45 mins.