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  • Essay On The Laramie Project

    The Laramie Project is a verbatim film directed by Moisés Kaufman and was originally a play created by the same director. The play was first performed in February 2000 and then the film debuted in January 2002. “Moisés Kaufman and members of New York's Tectonic Theatre Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard's visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of "Angels in America" a year after Shepherd’s death.” The directional concept that Moisés Kaufman motivated during the development of The Laramie Project was to embrace the deep emotional emotion that came from the audience’s response, as he took real life interviews and presented them in a way that is shocking and can possibly make some…

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  • The Laramie Project

    “The Laramie Project” as Community Based Art Is the “Laramie Project” community based art(CBA)? Well, on the surface, the “Laramie Project,” a play that consists of dialogue taken directly from community interview, seems like CBA: it contains community and art elements. However, if we truly ponder whether or not the “Laramie Project” ought be defined as community based art, a further question emerges: what makes some artistic piece one that is CBA? And does the “Laramie Project” fit this mold?…

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  • Themes In The Laramie Project

    The play The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project describes the situation of twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard. Matthew was known to be homosexual and found himself in a life or death situation when he was attacked by Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney. Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and passed away after being comatose for five days. The perpetrators were arrested for a number of things including kidnapping and first degree murder.…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Laramie Project

    The Laramie Project explores Laramie, Wyoming, the mainstream impact and cultural implications the town underwent during and after Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old openly gay college student, was beaten, tortured, and left to die on a fence. For all who I directed, some even LGBTQ+ students themselves, not one heard of the 1998 story that resurrected back into the media the issue of violence toward LGBTQ+ people since the Stonewall era. In this production, we empathized and connected with the…

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  • Summary Of The Laramie Project

    The Laramie Project, written by Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project, offers a commentary on homosexuality and living as a minority in the United States. As a gay man, Matthew Shepard represents a small minority in the overwhelmingly conservative town of Laramie, Wyoming. In Laramie, the population is largely straight and 89.39% Caucasian. These demographics represent one of the most reserved political views of rural republicanism. Rural republicans are largely…

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  • Case Study: The Laramie Project

    nationwide, but a hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming changed the gay community. On October 12, 1998, twenty-one-year old Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and murdered by two young Laramie citizens because of Shepard’s sexual orientation. In The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Moises Kaufman and his team of interviewers uncovered Laramie’s many social problems, which led to individuals violently projecting their bias towards homosexuals. These individuals…

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  • The Laramie Project And Fires In The Mirror Analysis

    ethics, passed to the audience in many different outlooks on life and values. The ethical considerations what are highlighted from The Laramie Project and Fires In The Mirror will be discussed in this essay. The Laramie Project is a documentary drama about gay bullying. On October 6, 1998, the United States occurred in a small town Laramie appalling tragedy, a 21-year-old boy by two equally young boys…

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  • Laramie Analysis

    In comparison to The Laramie Project, the story of a brutal homophobic murder and the effects of latent homophobic mindsets instilled in the residents of Laramie, “Of Families and Other Magical Objects” re-define the image of masculinity, featuring two gay men taking on the traditional “manly” hero role. The societal norms of masculinity that have been portrayed in media throughout the decades created an ideal image of men; Height, strength, athleticism, and a lack of emotion are some traits…

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  • Fort Laramie Thesis

    Laramie________ I. Introduction Thesis statement: The Treaty of Fort Laramie is important because of how it led to the loss of a lot of Native American culture. It was part of their culture to live close together, but the treaty separated them by giving the Sioux too much land on each reservation. Not only that, but because the U.S. Government did not keep some of its promises to the Native Americans, it was not even worth the tradeoff. For example, the United States’ “promised…

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  • What Is Fort Laramie?

    Hello, Chad~~ Great topic. Ft. Laramie was the second fort to be built by the Government as a series to protect the settlers traveling through the Oregon Trail. The fort was the most important port was the scene of several signings in the Treaty, which was the Ft. Laramie of 1868. Immigrants, miners, wagon train and U. S. troops began to enter the main resources for the buffalo hunt, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribe area. In 1866 Red Cloud refused to sign the non-aggression treaty in Fort Laramie,…

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