The Current

Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

Photo+depicts+theater+cast+and+crew+of+The+%0ALaramie+Project+on+Nov.+15%2C+2018.+%0A
Back to Article
Back to Article

Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

Photo depicts theater cast and crew of The 
Laramie Project on Nov. 15, 2018.

Photo depicts theater cast and crew of The Laramie Project on Nov. 15, 2018.

Makenna Miller

Photo depicts theater cast and crew of The Laramie Project on Nov. 15, 2018.

Makenna Miller

Makenna Miller

Photo depicts theater cast and crew of The Laramie Project on Nov. 15, 2018.

Blake Smith, Staff Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






This year’s Theatre Company presented the Laramie Project: the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay man murdered in 1998 and the aftermath on the town of Laramie, WY.

The play, written by Moises Kaufman, and members of the Tectonic Theater Project comprised interviews from Laramie citizens and their responses to homosexuality, Shepard’s murder, and the two men involved in his untimely death.

“We have a cast of 40 students and over 30 crew members,” said Claude Blanchard, OLTC’s director and sponsor.

The cast and crew dedicated hours in rehearsal since mid-September almost every day, working between the auditorium and room 108.

OLTC’s Vice President Dillan Alspaugh had the idea of the theme of the play proposed to her by Blanchard at the Virginia Thespian Conference.

“What do you think about us doing an edgy piece next year? A controversial piece?” asked Blanchard.

From there, one of OLTC’s presidents and the show’s narrator, Tristan Hicks, took off with the idea of an “edgy piece” and “found the Laramie Project in a book before proposing the idea to Blanchard,” said Dillan.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    Hulu vs. Netflix: Streaming Service Smackdown

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    Red Rising explains the aftermath of large-scale warfare

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    Scythe takes on a new perspective of the future

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    The movie ‘The Nun’ does not live up to expectations

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018 video game) attracts old school comic book enthusiasts

  • A&E

    The Shook Cook, DIY Halloween treats

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: rekindles love for teenage rom-coms

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why makes an insincere spectacle of suicide

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    A Wrinkle in Time continues to the next generation

  • Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story

    A&E

    A Quiet Place uses the subtleties of sign language to create mood for survival

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Student News Site of Ocean Lakes High School
Laramie Project shares Matthew Shepard story