by Tectonic Theatre Company
A Staged Reading Directed by Amy da Luz
Production Photos by Kevin Davie
On Oct. 12, 2010 over 100 theatres around the U.S. presented a reading of a follow-up to the acclaimed play, The Laramie Project, the spare 2000 docudrama by Tectonic Theater Project that told the story of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay 21-year-old, in Laramie, WY.
Crafted by director Moisés Kaufman and members of his Tectonic Theater Project, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later included re-interviews with subjects from the first play, plus an interview Tectonic artists had with one of Shepard’s convicted killers, Aaron McKinney.
Kaufman’s goal of having over 100 theatres reading the new 80-minute epilogue on the same day was reached and Paper Lantern Theatre Company was incredibly proud to be a part of that special evening of theatre. With a completely volunteer company we were able to raise over a $1,500 for the Matthew Shepherd Foundation.