On a clear, cold, Wyoming morning in October 1998, a young man was found tied to a fence, left for dead. The Laramie Project is a dramatic compilation of interviews taken after the cruel and ruthless slaying of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student, and examines the aftermath of this particular hate crime and its effect on a small, tight-knit and rural community. Through the over 200 interviews from Laramie citizens and people directly involved and affected by Matthew Shepard's life and death, this theatrical event brings awareness to the key components of his murder and the crucial weeks that followed. Moisés Kaufman and his company members traveled to Laramie several times over the course of two years to speak with people ranging from local religious officials to University of Wyoming students and professors. The media scrutiny and response from the town of Laramie following Matthew Shepard's death fuels this show and reminds us of both the overwhelming cruelty and tender humanity of our world.