The Seeing Place Theater's THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Open 6/13
The Seeing Place Theater, known for intense & intimate ensemble work, brings you this deeply complex portrait of a community's response to the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, the hate crime that led to the largest national conversation about tolerance in American history.
In the midst of a critically acclaimed 5th Season (which has included a rare revival of Sidney Kingsley's MEN IN WHITE and the first NY revival of DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn), NYIT Award-nominated The Seeing Place Theater announces its next production, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, the searing docu-drama by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project which opens June 13, 2014 for a 3 week run in New York City.
"My secret hope was that they were from somewhere else, that then of course you can create that distance. We don't grow children like that here. Well, it's pretty clear that we do grow children like that here." - Excerpt from THE LARAMIE PROJECT
Co-Directed by TSP's acclaimed artistic team Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker, the production boasts a strong ensemble including Brian Stuart Boyd, Kathryn Neville Browne, Erin Cronican, John D'Arcangelo, Elle Emerson, Jonathan Miles, Christina M Pastor and Brandon Walker.
This play is being produced in close association with the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance." In addition to keeping tickets affordable for New Yorkers at any income, for every ticket sold, The Seeing Place will donate $1 to the foundation.
To increase public awareness about the harms of bullying and hate crimes, The Seeing Place is holding public talkbacks throughout the run. On June 14 The Seeing Place welcomes award-winning LGBT author Leslea Newman, who will do a talkback and signing for her critically acclaimed book, "OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD."
Audiences can also take advantage of free public readings of two popular Moises Kaufman plays: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER (June 16 & 24, 7pm), the chilling epilogue which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?" and GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE (June 17 & 23, 7pm.)
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For more information about these events, visit www.seeingplacetheater.com.