The Laramie Project

by Moisés Kaufman & members of Tectonic Theater Project

Freshman Show, 2013

The Laramie Project explores the relationship between a town and a tragedy. In 1998, a brutal act of violence shocked the nation: Matthew Shepard, a college student, was kidnapped, beaten, and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, young men of a similar age, killed him because he was gay. In a frenzy to understand this murder, the national media descended on the small town, calling attention to the broader issue of hate in America. This play deals with the redemption of a community after a horrific incidence, demonstrates the interconnectedness of us all, and questions our perceived differences. Told through interviews conducted by the Tectonic Theater Project, the story is both emotionally powerful and beautifully poetic.

As 2013's Freshman Show, The Laramie Project is a great opportunity for getting a start in Yale's incredible theater community. If you're a freshman, WE WANT YOUR HELP! Please consider joining our crew by contacting us at, or the producer at for more information.

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February 21 at 8:00pm
February 22 at 8:00pm
February 23 at 2:00pm
February 23 at 8:00pm
@ Iseman Theater
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EnsembleAlina Aksiyote
EnsembleReed Adair Bobroff
EnsembleAllison Durkin
EnsembleDave Harris
EnsembleVanessa Holman
EnsembleKendrick Kirk
EnsembleJacob Osborne
EnsembleSimone Policano
EnsembleSkyler Ross
EnsembleLily Shoretz
Production Staff
DirectorNailah Harper-Malveaux
ProducerEli Block
Stage ManagerGineiris Garcia
Set DesignerShoshana Bieler
Lighting DesignerHarry Shamansky
Sound DesignerChris Homburger
Costume DesignerPaige Yasmeen
Projections DesignerMalina Buturovic
Graphic DesignerMaya Midzik
Technical DirectorHenry Tisch
Master ElectricianDouglas Streat
Sound EngineerBenjamin Ackerman
Paint ChargeKate McMillan
Props MasterSamantha Lichtin
Props MasterCrystal Liu
DramaturgDan Rubins
Diction CoachChris Homburger
Assistant ProducerNatalie Punzak
Assistant ProducerJuliet Ryan
Assistant ProducerAngeline Wang
Assistant ProducerSteffina Yuli
Assistant Stage ManagerIrene Jiang
Assistant Stage ManagerLevi Gray
Assistant Stage ManagerBethany Goodhue
Assistant Stage ManagerCamille Fonseca
Assistant Costume DesignerBrea Baker
Assistant Props MasterIsabel McCullough
Sets CrewBrooke Lamell
Sets CrewRobert Loweth
Sets CrewAdriana Miele
Sets CrewMegan Mikenas
Sets CrewAndrea Moreno
Sets CrewCharlotte Newell
Sets CrewKellee Richards
Sets CrewElizabeth Zhang
Lights CrewBen Gordon
Lights CrewJerry Hsu
Lights CrewMatthew Rajcock
Lights CrewMatt Wong