Monday, June 16, 2014

SPECIAL EVENT: TSP UNPLUGGED reading of "THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER"

We’re thrilled to be bringing back to New York Tectonic's chilling epilogue: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER as a part of The Seeing Place’s TSP UNPLUGGED Reading Series.

This play is being presented as a free reading as a companion to our mainstage production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT. We are only the 2nd NY company to produce both plays of THE LARAMIE PROJECT CYCLE in Manhattan, so this is a rare opportunity to see this full story told.

On November 14th, 1998, ten members of Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming and conducted interviews with the people of the town. Over the next year, the company returned to Laramie six times and conducted over 200 interviews. These texts became the basis for the play The Laramie Project. Ten years later on September 12th, 2008, five members of Tectonic returned to Laramie to try to understand the long-term effect of the murder. They found a town wrestling with its legacy and its place in history. In addition to revisiting the folks whose words riveted us in the original play, this time around, the company also spoke with the two murderers, McKinney and Henderson, as well as Matthew's mother, Judy Shepard. THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a bold new work, which asks the question, "How does society write its own history?"


EVENT DETAILS

What:
THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER
by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theatre Project

A reading by The Seeing Place ensemble, followed by a talkback with co-directors, Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker.

When:
Two reading dates:

• Monday, June 16, 2014 (7pm)
• Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (7pm)

Arrive by 6:45pm to guarantee seating; wine, drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Where:
The Seeing Place @ ATAs Sargent Theater
(314 W 54th St, 4th Floor - look for red sign outside, then proceed to rear elevator)

Tickets:
Free (though donations will be accepted!)

Cast:
Erin Cronican, John D'Arcangelo, Virginia Gregory, Meg Grujon, Logan Keeler, Daniel Perez, Lori Romero, and Brandon Walker. 

Note: This play is being read during our MainStage production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, which runs June 13-29, 2014, Wed-Sat 8pm & Sat-Sun 2pm. Click here for full details.


About Tectonic Theater Project:
TECTONIC THEATER PROJECT is an award-winning company whose plays have been performed around the world.  The company is dedicated to developing innovative works that explore theatrical language and form, fostering an artistic dialogue with our audiences on the social, political and human issues that affect us all.  In service to this goal, Tectonic supports readings, workshops, and full theatrical productions, as well as training for students around the country in our play-making techniques. Tectonic Theater Project was founded in 1991 by Mois├ęs Kaufman and Jeffrey LaHoste.  Tectonic refers to the art and science of structure and was chosen to emphasize the company’s interest in construction– how things are made, and how they might be made differently. Its groundbreaking plays, The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and I Am My Own Wife, have sparked national discourse about their subjects and have inspired artists and audiences worldwide.

For more information, visit www.tectonictheaterproject.org 


About The Seeing Place:
Now in its 5th Season, The Seeing Place is an actor-driven company: built by actors and managed by actors to be a base for actors who want to grow & hone their craft in a creative and supportive artistic home. We are forcefully committed to four elements of theatre-making: developing actors into thriving self-producers; honoring the craft of the actor’s process through rehearsal and into performance; bringing organic, “fully lived” storytelling to our community; and making theater accessible for all New Yorkers by keeping ticket prices low and affordable.


Questions? Email outreach@seeingplacetheater.com. For more information, please visit www.seeingplacetheater.com

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