The Laramie Project – Iowa State University Theatre

by Moises Kaufman
and members of Tectonic Theatre Project

On October 6, 1998, 21-year-old college student Mathew Shepard was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. This horrific hate crime is the basis for the script based on a collection of more than 200 interviews of citizens of Laramie conducted by the Tectonic Theater Project of New York. The play looks at the events of October 6 and asks “How could it happen?”

October 4, 5, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and October 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

The Cast

Female 1 – Jennifer Phillips
Female 2 – JoLynn Putnam
Female 3 – Danielle Strait
Female 4 – Laura Bestler-Wilcox
Female 5 – Amanda Mayfield
Male 1 – Kenneth Oishi
Male 2 – Jason Nelson
Male 3 – Langley Neely
Male 4 – Derek Paper
Male 5 – Jason Hurst

Creative Team

Director – Robin Stone
Costume Designer – Gregory Duckett
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer – Ryan Walrod
Stage Manager – Karen Ilczuk
Assistant Stage Manager – Jalyn Buechler
Assistant Lighting Designer – Sally Grosenbach
Dressers – Varanda DuBois, Megan Powers
Sound Board Operator – Andy Leef
Light Board Operator – Matthew Teller
Video and Projection Operator – David Hemmings
Poster Design – Ryan Walrod, Shirley Walrod
Props – Chris Hennes
Sound Designer – Benjamin Myers
Program Design – Liese VanderBroek
Lighting Assistants – Kyle Cross, Jeremy Hilbert
Sound Engineer – Jim Trenberth
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Internet Site Coordinator – Jim Trenberth
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Brett Burkhardt, Erica Griese, Lindsay Hillyard, Emily JohnsonNicole Laugesen, Jennifer Phillips, Kristi Youngberg
Technical Director – Brian Swanson
Scene Shop Assistants – Laura Ellis, Sally Grosenbach, Jeremy Hilbert, Melissa Lamphere, Tialyn Sanders, Marcia Schultz, Grant Thompson, Ben Wright
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Kristen Cory
Box Office Supervisor – Brian Swanson
House Manager – Melissa Larsen, Marcia Schultz


Production photos by Patrick Gouran

Read about it in Inside Iowa State  and the Iowa State Daily!