The Laramie Project

Written by Moisés Kaufman & the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by Eli Schleicher ’18
Produced by Madeleine Snow ’20



Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30pm
Thursday, April 12 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 13 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission

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“I would say that Laramie is a town defined by an accident, a crime. We’ve become Waco, we’ve become Jasper. We’re a noun, a definition, a sign!” – Jedadiah Schultz

In 1998, Matthew Shepard was fatally injured and left for dead because he was gay. Following his death, the Tectonic Theater Project would travel to Laramie, Wyoming to understand the town that came to be defined by two men’s crime. The Laramie Project retells the words of Laramie’s residents verbatim, and in their retelling, begins to uncover the prejudices, both loud and quiet, that boil over into violent hate crime.

Join an ensemble of actors as they embody these stories, bringing the Laramie of 1998 to the immersive Club OBERON. Join them as they ask – what does Laramie have left to tell us?

Please be aware that this production includes graphic descriptions of violence and homophobic language. For these reasons, this production may not be suitable for audiences under 13 years old. 


Stephen Belber …Jacob Licht
Mercedes Herrero …Hannah Lemmons
Amanda Gronich …Ashley LaLonde
John McAdams …Michael Shirek
Andy Paris …Bobby Malley
Greg Pierotti …Madi Deming
Barbara Pitts …Milan Williams
Kelli Simpkins …Celia Kenney


Director … Eli Schleicher
Producer … Madeleine Snow
Associate Producer … Anisa Ahmed
Stage Manager … Juliet Lewis
Assistant Stage Managers … Jennie Kunes, Kat Hess
Production Designers … Gabe Martinez, Larry Guo
Sound Designer … Grant Hoechst
Costume & Props Designers … Abraham Rebollo, Ekemini Ekpo
Production Advisor … Emily Bergquist