The Laramie Project

 A picture of a field with a blue sky. The text reads "The Laramie Project" in blue, "by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project" "virtual production directed by David R. Gammons", "November 12-15, 2020", "Brandeis Department of Theater Arts"

November 12-15, 2020
Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project
Directed by David R. Gammons

The Laramie Project will be presented online with our streaming partner See bottom for tickets.

In October 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old, gay student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. His body was not discovered until the next day, and he died several days later in an area hospital. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. Kaufman and Tectonic Theater members constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from these interviews and their own experiences in Laramie. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.    

A pic of a man with a swirly backgroundDirector David R. Gammons

A picture of Moises Kaufman in front of a red "R"Playwright Moisés Kaufman

Artistic Team:

Video and Costume Designer.....Kiana Vincenty

Sound Designer.....Anaís Azul

Associate Sound Designer.....Sajada Domino

Production Stage Manager.....Adele Nadine Traub

Assistant Stage Manager......Shelby Art

Dramaturgs.........Nate Rtishchev, Grace Ahlin

Assistant Directors.......Lauren Komer, Xinbei Lin

Virtual Media Programmer.....Zavier Taylor

Virtual Design Collective (ViDCo).......Jared Mezzocchi, Tori Schuchmann

Squares of 11 actors of different races and genders with their names under their photos. A bottom square reads "Meet the cast of the Laramie Project"


To view The Laramie Project, you must reserve a ticket here.

Reserve Tickets Here

Tickets are available until showtime.


All Students: Free

All other tickets are Pay What You Can:

Suggested Donation:

Brandeis Community/Senior (55+): $10

General Public: $15

Family Viewing: $25



Thursday, November 12  8pm
Friday, November 13  8pm
Saturday, November 14  2pm
Sunday, November 15  Video on Demand - view any time this day

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Want More Content?

A Talk with Moisés Kaufman

The Theater Arts Department is thrilled to present this talk in conjunction with our virtual production of The Laramie Project. We will be bringing together Moisés Kaufman, Tectonic Theater member and Theater Arts MFA alum Scott Barrow, and Theater Arts Department’s own Assistant Professor Isaiah M. Wooden. 

The Laramie Project 20 Years Later

Laramie Project Director David R. Gammons will moderate this panel featuring Associate Professor Thomas A. King and The Theater Offensive's Managing Director Harold Steward as they discuss The Laramie Project in the context of the last 20 years.

The Laramie Project Cast Talkback

Student Assistant Directors Lauren Komer and Xinbei Lin along with student dramaturgs Grace Ahlin and Nate Rtishchev will moderate this discussion featuring the cast of The Laramie Project.