The Laramie Project Joins Ford's Theatre's Lincoln Legacy Project
Hate crime is spotlighted as the D.C. theater continues its social advocacy.
The Laramie Project is now in performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and is scheduled to run through October 27. The production is being presented as part of the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Legacy Project, a multiyear effort to increase dialogue in our nation's capital regarding the issues of tolerance, equality, and acceptance.
The Laramie Project, written by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, draws on real interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyoming, as they respond to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay student from the University of Wyoming. Matthew Gardiner directs a cast featuring Kimberly Gilbert, Mitchell Hébert, Amy McWilliams, Eric M. Messner, Paul Scanlan, Kimberly Schraf, Chris Stezin, Katherine Renee Turner, Holly Twyford, and Craig Wallace.