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
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 Pranckevicius – Narrator
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Phone: (613) 276-5619