RED.COLLECTIVE THEATRE GROUP PRESENT "THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER"

RED.COLLECTIVE THEATRE GROUP PRESENT “THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER” WRITTEN BY MOISÉS KAUFMAN, LEIGH FONDAKOWSKI, GREG PIEROTTI, ANDY PARIS AND STEPHEN BELBER 

“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later”, a world renown play, comes to The Gladstone Theatre in Ottawa July 11th, 2013  – 

OTTAWA, June 13, 2013 ─ This coming July, Red. Collective will be bringing their interpretation of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later to the Ottawa community. Performed on Thursday, July 11th, 2013, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later will showcase some of Ottawa’s local talent, as they raise awareness on violence and homophobia. 

This production will be part of The Gladstone’s “One Night Only” series, and is the epilogue show to The Laramie Project, which Red. Collective performed at Club SAW in January 2012.

The Laramie Project is about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.  The murder was denounced as a hate crime motivated by homophobia.  In The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project returned to Laramie to find out what has happened over the last 10 years. Has Matthew’s murder had a lasting impact on that community? How has the town changed as a result of this event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in America 10 years later? And how is history being rewritten to tell a new story of Matthew Shepard’s murder, one that changes the motivation of his killers from homophobia to a “drug deal gone bad” despite all evidence to the contrary?

Red. Collective believes in supporting the community and giving back at every occasion possible.  Red. Collective will be partnering with Jer’s Vision for this production.  Our goal is to reach as many people in the Ottawa community as possible, and promote acceptance and anti-bullying in our society.

CAST AND CREW OF THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER

 Cast

Laura Abramsen – Beth Loffreda, Nikki Elder, Susan Swapp

Alain G. Chauvin – Andy Paris, Aaron McKinney, Matt Mickelson, Clerk

Kensi Dickinson – Catherine Connolly, Romaine Patterson, Reggie Fluty, Rep. Cohee

Tifanni Kenny Marge Murray, Peterson, Grandma, Glenn Silber, George, Jerry Parkinson

Katie King – Mom, Zackie Salmon, Jonas Slonaker, Jane, Desk Mate, 20/20 Reporter, Leigh Fondakowski

Elizabeth Nunan -Girl, Jan Lundhurst, Friend #1, Conservative Colleague, Friend #2, University Official

Jesse Palangio – Moisés Kaufman, Boy, Russell Henderson, Republican Man, John Dorst

Matas PranckeviciusNarrator

Alis Rainer – Lucy Thompson, Jim Osborne, Rental Car Agent, Student, Jeffrey Lockwood, Ben

Michael Showler Greg Pierotti, Dave O’Malley, Chairman Childers, Dennis Shepard, Cowboy

Ievy Stamatov – Stephen Belber, Rob DeBree, Father Roger, Freudenthal, Deb Thomsen, Boomerang Editor

Laura Young – Rebecca Hilliker, Judy Shepard

 

Crew

Emma Hooper Brooks – Director; Set Designer

Maritie Lord – Stage Manager

 

Red. Collective Theatre Group presents The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Written by Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

Directed by Emma Hooper Brooks

 

Where:  The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6Y4

 

When:   Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 7:30pm

                                    

Purchase Show tickets : General Admission – $15

Purchase your tickets by emailing red.collective@hotmail.com or at the Gladstone box office on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

 

 

For more information, or to schedule an interview please contact:

 

Emma Hooper Brooks, Red.Collective

Email: red.collective@hotmail.com 

Phone: (613) 276-5619