The Laramie Project 'Laramie is a town defined by an accident, a crime'

The Laramie Project

Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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  • Dates Thu 20 Feb 2020 - Sat 29 Feb 2020
  • Location Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic Theatre
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Laramie is a town defined by an accident, a crime

A play by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Company


Laramie, Wyoming.

Population, 26,687


‘Laramie is a town defined by an accident, a crime. We’ve become Waco, we’ve become Jasper. We’re a noun, a definition, a sign.’


This remarkable play investigates the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998 and the effect it had on the community of Laramie.

Through news reports and interviews with residents of Laramie, Kaufman’s play uses the words of the locals to examine this shocking example of homophobia in small town America. The Laramie Project challenges us to consider society and what it means to be human as it swings from narratives of deep hatred to great compassion.


Age 14+

Contains scenes which some may find upsetting

Image credit: Hide the Shark


This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd


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Elias Adojutelegan – Philip Dubois/Moises Kaufman/Father Roger Schmit/Dr. Cantway

Rory Alexander – Stephen Belber/Matt Mickelson/Gov Geringer/Conrad Miller/Rob Debree

James Burman – Jedadiah Schultz/Matt Galloway/Aaron McKinney

Tian Chaudhry – Leigh Fondakowski/Romaine Patterson/Zubaida Ula/Newsperson

Esmée Cook – Eileen Engen/Marge Murray/Sherry Aanenson/Mormon Teacher/Newsperson

Isobel Coward – April Silva/Amanda Gronich/Reggie Fluty/Shadow/Jen/Newsperson

Olivia Edwards – Alison Meas/Kerry Drake/Shannon//Email Writer/Newsperson

Nancy Farino – Rebecca Hilliker/Waitress/Tiffany Edwards/Lucy Thompson/Newsperson

Nimshi Kongolo – Gil Engen/Jon Peacock/Baptist Minister/Phil Labrie/1st Bailif/Cal Rerucha

Al Maxwell – Greg Pierotti/Sgt Hing/Judge/Murdock Cooper/Judge (Henderson trial)

Sarah McCormack – Zackie Salmon/Kirsten Price/Aaron Kreifels

Mark Milligan – Doug Laws/Anonymous Friend of Aaron McKinney’s/Bill McKinney/Priest at funeral/2nd Bailiff/Harry Woods/Jonas Slonaker/Newsperson

Alice Moore – Trish Steger/Barbara Pitts/Catherine Connolly/Sherry Johnson/Minister’s Wife

Sebastian Orozco – Doc O’Connor/Andy Paris/Rulon Stacey/Andrew Gomez

Danial Radze – Stephen Mead Johnson/Jeffrey Lockwood/Rev. Fred Phelps/Russell Henderson/Dennis Shepard

All other parts will be played by members of the company.

Creative Team

Director Nancy Medina

Assistant Director Laura Hensley

Set Designer Carly Brownbridge

Costume Designer Bea Wilson

Lighting Designer Jenny Roxburgh

Sound Designer Daniel Davies

Movement Director Michelle Gaskell

Fight Director Jonathan Howell

Voice and Dialect Coach Carol Fairlamb

Dialect Coach James Gitsham

Producer Frances Macadam

Production Manager Jon Sherwood

Production Supervisor Ruth Sidery

Stage Manager Maddie Coward

Deputy Stage Manager Charlotte Woolley

Assistant Stage Manager Ella Lovelady

Production Electrician Joel Williams

Lighting Operator Mary Bennett

Sound Operator Tom Codd

Video Operator Elkie McCrimmon

Construction Manager Andy Scrivens

Construction Assistants Alastair Barrows, Eliza Podesta, Elkie McCrimmon, Chantel Blackwood, Kirk Bishop, Mary Bennett, Tom Codd

Prop Making Manager Ambra Fuller

Scenic Artists Heidi Broad, Alistair Campbell, Bethany Hastings, Jean Wong

Costume Supervisor Isabel Cope

Costume Assistants Katie Vaccara, Lizzie Thomson, Jasmine Barron, Laura Pogose, Charlie Elmont

Graduating Creative and Technical Students

I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art