Matt Freeman's Blog (9)

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

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

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