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Laramie, WY, is a small town which became infamous overnight in the fall of 1998, when Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was found tied to a fence after being brutally beaten and left to die, setting off a nationwide debate about hate crimes and homophobia. A month after the crime, Moises Kaufman, a writer and director with the New York City theater troupe the Tectonic Theater Project, traveled to Laramie with a handful of actors to interview people who lived in and around Laramie in preparation for an upcoming production; Kaufman's goal was to create a play that focused not on the assault on Matthew Shepard, but on the community where such an attack could happen, and how many of the citizens reacted to the crime. The result was The Laramie Project, which was first performed in early 2000, and was performed in Laramie in the fall of that year, two years after Kaufman and his associates first arrived in the city. The Laramie Project is a film adaptation of Kaufman's play, in which the thoughts and opinions of Laramie residents from all points of the political spectrum are presented alongside re-enacted excerpts from the trials of the two men who attacked Matthew Shepard. Produced for the premium cable network HBO, The Laramie Project was adapted for the screen by Moises Kaufman, who served as both writer and director. The distinguished cast includes Dylan Baker, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda, Janeane Garofolo, Laura Linney, Amy Madigan, Camryn Manheim, Christina Ricci, and Frances Sternhagen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 25, 2002

Crew

Moises Kaufman
Director
Declan Baldwin
Producer
Stephen Wangh
Play Author
Stephen Wangh
Screenwriter
Moises Kaufman
Play Author
Jeffrey LaHoste
Play Author
Jeffrey LaHoste
Screenwriter
Andrew Paris
Play Author
Andrew Paris
Screenwriter
Moises Kaufman
Screenwriter
Greg Pierotti
Play Author
Greg Pierotti
Screenwriter
Stephen Belber
Play Author
Stephen Belber
Screenwriter
Amanda Gronich
Play Author
Amanda Gronich
Screenwriter
Leigh Fondakowski
Screenwriter
Leigh Fondakowski
Play Author
John McAdams
Screenwriter
John McAdams
Play Author
Kelli Simpkins
Screenwriter
Barbara Pitts
Screenwriter
Terry Stacey
Cinematographer
Peter Golub
Composer (Music Score)
Alex Steyermark
Musical Direction/Supervision
Brian A. Kates
Editor
Ted Hope
Executive Producer
Anne Carey
Executive Producer
Peter Cane
Executive Producer
Roy Gabay
Executive Producer
Ross Katz
Executive Producer
Paul Sjoberg
Set Decorator
Chip Signore
First Assistant Director
Robert Abbott
Sound Mixer
Ann Goulder
Casting
Bernadette Lee
Production Supervisor
Tod Boyle
Second Assistant Camera
Laura Van Wagner
Makeup
Robert Manning
Assistant Location Manager
Tanya Barnes
Assistant Hair
Robin Bartlett-Asnicar
Assistant Properties
Eric Liebowitz
Still Photographer
Mimi Kaupe
Costume/Wardrobe
Renette Saba
Camera Loader
Rosanne Reid
Key Hairstylist
Loretta Polizzi
Script Supervisor
Mike S. Ryan
Location Manager
Claus Lulla
Key Make-up
Dylan Kieszlowski
Properties Master
Gerard Vernice
Boom Operator
Oliver Cary
First Assistant Camera
Chad Branham
Set Dresser
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