On February 26, 2000, The Laramie Project had its world premiere production at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The play, by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, tells the stories of real people who lived at the epicenter of one of the nation’s most heinous anti-gay hate crimes.
As one of the most frequently performed plays in America, the message has resonated with diverse audiences over the past 20 years, impacting artists, audience members and communities, creating dialogue and inspiring individuals to embrace the dignity and equality of all people.
In celebration of 20 years of The Laramie Project, we wish to thank all of the producers, directors, professors, teachers, and artists of theater companies, universities, schools and community groups around the world who have produced the play.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the New York premiere on May 18, we will share highlights from productions around the world, sharing unique stories and honoring how Matt’s legacy has impacted lives in a meaningful way. We also suggest reading John Moore’s thoughtful retrospective in American Theatre Magazine.
Post 3 – Guajome Park Academy (Vista, CA)
We produced the Laramie Project in 2018. I waited 7 years to produce it. The wait was worth it. It was a school wide endeavor and a life changing experience for many students. We had an art show from Art classes, wrote poems in English, studied Historic events in History all rooted around Matthew, tolerance and how to make our world better. We did an “Erase Hate”, T shirt fundraiser, and made $1000, which we donated to the MS foundation. It was an amazing event on our campus. It was powerful, emotional, challenging and memorable. Guajome Park Academy is a better place for producing the play.