Woodinville High School Theatre Presents: The Laramie Project
This November, the Woodinville High School Theatre Company will bring The Laramie Project, written by award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project to the WHS Theater stage.. The Laramie Project is a thought-provoking, critically acclaimed, and emotionally riveting theatre piece that explores the experience of a small town at the epicenter of an incomprehensible crime. The show will run November 2-5, at 7:00 pm, in the Woodinville High School Theater. This show tackles difficult subject matter (homophobia, intolerance, hate crimes) and contains adult language. Parental discretion is advised, and the show is not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.
The Laramie Project tells the story of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, an openly gay student at the University of Wyoming, who was brutally beaten in October 1998 and left to die on the plains outside of Laramie, WY. The events in Laramie are explored by the members of the Tectonic Theater Project, through reenactments of interviews, press conferences, and news reports. Hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion to which it can climb.
The cast of this production is comprised of 19 Woodinville High School Theatre Company students, including seniors Alexander Schlegel, Ava Nicholas, Emilie Bierlink, Jackson Kelly, Lois Johnson, Lucca Gleason-Geise, Lucy Webb, Mario D’Ambrosio, Mya Hariri, Natty Crowley, and Samantha Bachler. Many of the technical aspects of the show, everything from set building and sound to publicity, are handled by crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program. Technical theatre students include Simon Smith (Stage Manager), Maggie Mayer (Assistant Stage Manager and Technical Director), Brielle Harrison (Deck Manager), Jude Phillips and Max Vandall (Sound Directors), Grace Long (Lighting Director), Jessica Karczeski and Brielle Harrison (Paint Heads), Fell Gutierrez and Mateo Cabral (Costumers), Caoimhe Dobey and Anden Walker (Master Carpenters), Lois Johnson and Janae Arnold (Props Head), Amalie Landry and Lucca Gleason-Geise (Hair and Makeup), Max Goddard (House Manager), and Mya Hariri, Ava Nicholas, and Dani Petersen (Publicity).
The show is directed and designed by Josh Butchart; with support from Katharina Bomers-Muller (Producer), Stephanie Penoyer (Production Coordinator), Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound), Marsha Stueckle & Karen Severson (Costumes), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Jenny Webb.
Come out and see this powerful Woodinville High School Theatre Company production and support our students as they dive deep into a piece of our recent tragic history in an effort to help us all understand how we are more alike than we are different.
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