Stage Reading: The Laramie Project
Members of the Fisher community will perform a reading of "The Laramie Project."
Date: November 6, 2018 - November 6, 2018
Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
Presented by the School of Arts and Sciences
A staged reading of "The Laramie Project" will be presented by the School of Arts and Sciences at St. John Fisher College. The play was published in 2000 to document the 1998 killing of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The murder set off a national dialogue about hate crimes and hate crime legislation. The play takes a local focus around Laramie, featuring a dramatic presentation of interviews of the residents of the town and individuals who knew Shepard.
The cast includes faculty members Greg Cunningham (Biology), Lauren Calimeris Kocman (Economics), Lafayette Eaton (Chemistry), Dougie Bicket (Media and Communication), and Bill Waddell (English), as well as staff members Lynn Donahue (Assistant Director, Institute for Civic and Community Engagement), Terri Bagshaw (Registrar's Office), and Kati Hamilton (Residence Director). The students involved are Tegan Young, Kristen Vinci, Cassidy Palumbo, Cindy Ramos, and Robert Marwick.
The director of the play is Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Department of Media and Communication. The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the "It Gets Better Project": https://itgetsbetter.org.
The reading comes in advance of the Cavanaugh Reading Series, which features Stephen Belber, an associate writer who contributed to the original script for the production. Sponsored by the English Department, the event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Basil 135, and is free and open to the public.
Belber will also be the final speaker at the Fall 2018 Teach-In at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Basil 135.