The homicide of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay college student from Laramie, Wyoming, was the inspiration for the award-winning play by Moises Kaufman, The Laramie Project. A staging of this play by the Children’s Theatre’s Senior Company Class will offer students, young people and community members the opportunity to explore issues of homophobia, hate crime and social justice.
The Center for Homicide Research will participate in a post-performance “talk back” session on Thursday, March 13. CHR Principal Researcher Dallas Drake will participate in this forum as well as provide resources and materials for patrons.
More information about this performance and the “talk back” sessions are available through the Children’s Theatre’s Education Department.