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Ten Years Later script

My theatre group recently did Ten Years Later as a benefit for our local LGBT center. When we started rehearsals we had a tough time because the scripts were different from each other! Mine was part of a book with both plays in it, published in 2011. Theirs was purchased from Dramatists, Inc. - the original one. The newer one was a more updated, kinder, more lovely version. Don't understand why they're still selling the older one. 

Added by Carole on June 26, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments

Learn how to use Power Point!

My technical director waited until the last minute to tell me she couldn't do the projections.   I did a quick search on Youtube & found a couple of good tutorials. I'm glad I learned how to do this because next time, I won't have  to rely on someone else. The slides don't have to be elaborate. Just enough to suggest where the moment is taking place, or the theme of the moment. I even used animation to add "else" to a "Wyoming Like No Place on Earth" sign. Audiences laughed at that every…

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Added by Kelly Fitzgerald on November 26, 2013 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Make an Impact: Support Tectonic

Dear Friends,

 

This is an unprecedented moment for Tectonic Theater Project.

For the first time in our 20-year history, we have a play in every stage of development: Tallest Tree in the Forest is playing various cities across the country, Square Peg Round Hole is in workshops,…

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Added by Matt Freeman on November 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rehearsals Are More Taxing When You Aren't There

And when the weekend hits, I don't know what to do with myself. Mondays-Fridays, 6-9 p.m., sometimes 6-10 p.m. can be a taxing schedule but it is worth it. The real frustration comes after a long day of work on Saturday and coming home with nothing to do.

 

This is the first play I've been in since seventh grade. When I tell everybody to come and see it, the conversation goes something like this:

 

"I'm in a play," I say.

"You're in a play?" They say. "What…

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Added by Cole Potwardowski on October 27, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

An Update on Rehearsals!

Hello reader!

I just want to give a quick update of the rehearsal process for Pima Community College's production of "The Laramie Project." Tomorrow is our Tech Watch and the hard work that has gone into getting this production on its feet has been pretty difficult. We've all had our share of ups and downs and what's so amazing to me is that we haven't even started our third week of rehearsals!

We've been privileged enough to have many guest speakers come talk to the…

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Added by Kristen Fabry on October 27, 2013 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Angel Wings

We are on an extremely tight budget, which is going mostly to royalties & 2 screens, so I was at a loss at how to get angel wings for "Snow." At first, I was okay with using white choir robes that the local college had in their costume stock, but that still didn't "feel" right.  Then last week, after rehearsal, I was talking with my stage manager & she mentioned she had a friend who worked at a hotel. Light bulb moment: What do hotels do with their old sheets? Do they donate them?…

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Added by Kelly Fitzgerald on October 19, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments

First Rehearsal for The Laramie Project!

 

Where to start... I suppose the beginning is be a good place.

Hello! Let me start by introducing myself: My…

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Added by Kristen Fabry on October 15, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

Politics and Art-- The Laramie Project at Ford's Theatre

Everyone at Tectonic Theater Project is sending lots of support to the Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC. While the government shutdown made it impossible for Ford's production of The Laramie Project to open in its historic theatre, the play has found a temporary home at the First Congregational United Church of Christ where two free performances of the play will be presented on October 5th and 8th at 7:30.

Tectonic appreciates Ford's ongoing…

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Added by Matt Freeman on October 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

We Stand 7 Feet Taller Today!

History was made today when Jason Collins, an NBA center, came out as the first openly gay professional athlete in America! Read more about Jason in his inspiring Sports Illustrated cover story (linked below).

 

Note on the second page of the article when Jason speaks about the meaning of his jersey number and its connection to Matthew Shepard and the gay community.

 

Tectonic sends its support to Jason as he helps us continue the conversation.

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Added by Matt Freeman on April 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

We still have work to do!

Today Google Alerts made me aware of this "report" from godhatesfags.com.

 

http://www.godhatesfags.com/reports/20051027_laramie-project-lie.pdf

 

I'll let the art speak for itself and simply post a Moment from The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later as rebuttal. What was clear to me after reading The Laramie Project Cycle, then seeing it for the first time on stage…

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Added by Matt Freeman on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Project Yourself into a Tectonic Moment

This summer discover Moment Work, the innovative method of theater creation established by Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project while building the international success, The Laramie Project. This same technique was utilized to build and/or direct other such renowned pieces as Gross Indecency, I Am My Own Wife, One Arm, and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, and has guided the Tony-winning and nominated performances of actors Jane Fonda and…

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Added by Matt Freeman on March 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Barbara Pitts on playing Judy Shepard

Check out this wonderful piece by Barbara Pitts about her experience playing Judy Shepard in The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-pitts/being-judy-shepard-an-actors-13-year-journey-to-a-character_b_2720845.html

Added by Matt Freeman on February 27, 2013 at 12:18am — No Comments

The Laramie Project Cycle and Moment Work at BAM

 
Moment Work: The Laramie Project
by Tamar MacKay…
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Added by Matt Freeman on February 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Laramie Project Opens at BAM!

Greetings to The Laramie Project Online Community,

It's an exciting day at Tectonic Theater Project as we prepare for the opening of The Laramie Project at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)-- the first Tectonic production of Laramie in New York City since the original opened in 2000. BAM's production also marks the New York City premiere of The Laramie Project Cycle, in which both The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later are…

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Added by Matt Freeman on February 12, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"The Laramie Project" at The Manchester Grammar School

Hello there,

I am Head of Drama at an all-boys school in Manchester, England, and we are currently in the middle of our production week of The Laramie Project which I have directed.

The school has traditionally staged musicals, Shakespeare and “classics” and this production is something of a departure.  Eight boys (and two girls from our neighbouring girls school) are taking on over 200 costume changes, with 320 light and sound cues, in an exposed…

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Added by Matt Freeman on January 21, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

The Latest Press Release on The Laramie Project at The Maltz

Students will produce The Laramie Project, an award-winning drama about the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard

 

May 9, 2012 (Jupiter) – A cast and creative team made up of local high school students has begun the process of producing a significant, compelling drama on stage about the aftermath of a well-known hate crime.

 

Under the guidance of industry professionals at Florida’s largest award-winning professional regional theatre,…

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Added by Tori Pavlock on May 9, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Laramie Project at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Florida

Under the guidance of industry professionals at Florida’s largest award-winning professional regional theatre, a group of area high school students are taking part in a free summer mentorship program to produce the drama The Laramie Project on the Theatre’s professional stage. The show will take place Saturday, Sept. 8.

Known as the Youth Artists’ Chair, the project aligns high school students with individual Theatre staff members for one-on-one mentoring…

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Added by Tori Pavlock on May 7, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments

You give me wings...

I just wanted to start with a quick message to say thank you.  Thank you to Tectonic for your tireless work and passion to get it right.  Thank you to those who have travelled to Laramie before a production to meet people, take pictures, and connect more than you might with other productions.  Thank you to those who have come here after being part of a production...to make Matt's story more personal, to connect with a part of yourself, or any other reason.  Thank you to anyone involved with a… Continue

Added by Jim Osborn on July 6, 2011 at 11:07am — 2 Comments

Life....

Well...we open in one week....we start tech week and I'll probably have pictures up by next Sunday.

 

Something sad came up though...my friend (who played Reggie Fluty) has been e-mailing her and Reggie was even planning on coming down to watch us...but we just found out that Marge Murray (her mother) passed away two weeks ago....It's so heartbreaking...I feel like I know Marge and everything...It is amazing how close I feel to all these people in Laramie even though I've never…

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Added by JuanCarlos Contreras on March 19, 2011 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

Wow...

This is really a cool site! :)

Well...what to say....well, I'm just in awe at how much emotion is in every single 'moment'. Moisés is truly a briliant man!

 

My high school is putting this play on and I am so happy that I am in it :)

I'm playing the characters that John McAdams had played, so I'm really excited that I get to portray Dennis Shepard. I mean, from the moment I read his statement, I just got chills and I knew that that was the role that I wanted. I…

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Added by JuanCarlos Contreras on February 14, 2011 at 12:34am — 1 Comment

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