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UWEC - THEA 125 - Intro to Theater History Laramie Project - Study

School: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Department: Theatre
Course: Intro Theatre-History
Professor: Jennifer Chapman
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Laramie, project, Play, and TheaterHistory
Name: Intro to Theater History Laramie Project
Description: laramie project characters, set, and overview
Uploaded: 10/26/2018
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background image The Laramie Project  (Thursday, October 25, 7:30 pm)  characters  
matthew shepard 
- gay university student in laramie   - murdered in 1998  - play is centered around interviews from laramie residents reacting to his murder    
aaron mckinney 
- 21 year old laramie resident  - one of matthew's murderers   - confesses he killed matthew with russell henderson  - homophobic  
 
russell henderson  - 19 year old laramie resident   - pleads guilty to murder and driving the truck   - tied matthew to the fence where he died    
dennis shepard 
- matthew's father   - makes statement explaining why the family is not asking for the death penalty    
jedadiah schultz 
- theater student at u wyoming   - laramie resident   - discusses his family's feelings and his upbringing around homophobia    
rebecca hilliker  
- theater department head at u wyoming   - points interviewers to jedadiah  - believes the community needs to understand the issues with homophobia    
baptist minister  
- "biblicist"   - protests at matthew's funeral   - homophobic    
father roger schmit  
- catholic priest during the time of matthew's murder  - holds a service for matthew without a second thought after his beating   - accepting of gay community   - does not support violence against lgbtq people    
stephen mead johnson  
- unitarian minister in laramie   - accepting of all lgbtq community    
background image reggie fluty   - sheriff who responded to where matt was found   - attempted to stabilize matthew  - worries about hiv contraction    
aaron kreifels  
- finds matthew at the fence   - university student and laramie resident    
catherine connolly  
- laramie resident   - first openly lesbian faculty at the university of wyoming    
doc o'connor  
- limo driver   - friend of matthew  - hired by matt to drive to gay bars    
dr. cantway  
- doctor who treats matthew and aaron   - says matthew's injuries are usually seen in car accidents   - questions the connection between aaron mckinney and matthew's visits that day   
jonas slonaker  
- laramie resident  - openly gay  - "live and let live" conceals homophobia in laramie   - frustrated by no legislation being passed for anti discrimination   
zubaida ula 
- muslim feminist   - frustrated with laramie residents that question her hijab  - believes that everyone is a part of the problem in laramie    
leigh fondakowski, greg pierotti  
- tectonic theater project members   - conduct interviews throughout laramie   
marge murray  
- mother of reggie (sheriff)   - talks about laramie culture and beliefs    
matt galloway 
- bartender at fireside bar   - calls matthew the perfect bar customer    
matt mickelson  
- owner of fireside bar  

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School: University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Department: Theatre
Course: Intro Theatre-History
Professor: Jennifer Chapman
Term: Fall 2018
Tags: Laramie, project, Play, and TheaterHistory
Name: Intro to Theater History Laramie Project
Description: laramie project characters, set, and overview
Uploaded: 10/26/2018
6 Pages 133 Views 106 Unlocks
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