THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER
by Tectonic Theater Projects
directed by: Kate McGill and Daniel Williams (Bats); Kate McGill (Basement)
presented by Alacrity Productions
Auckland co-producer: The Moving Theatre Company
at BATS, Wellington
From 22 Mar 2012 to 5 Apr 2012
The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 28 Aug 2012 to 8 Sep 2012
Reviewed by: Lori Leigh; Laurie Atkinson (The Dominion Post); Stephen Austin; Matt Baker (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog);
“A Pioneering and Powerful Stage Event” – TIME Magazine
THE NZ PREMIERE OF THE MOST REVERED DOCUMENTARY THEATRE IN THE WORLD…
From the creatives that brought you Munted, Sheep, The Laramie Project and Angels in America … Alacrity Productions present the New Zealand Premiere of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER.
The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (TLP:10) is the epilogue to the iconic Laramie Project. Edited together from interviews within the community of Laramie,Wyoming following the murder of Matthew Shepherd in an apparent hate-crime.
The epilogue is 100% verbatim with 8 ofWellington's finest actors playing a multitude of roles, from cops to priests, mothers to criminals.
Heartfelt, humorous and provoking – TLP:10 is a work that calls for talk about social change towards prejudice, violence and intolerance.
The story belongs to Laramie, but its message is Universal.
TLP: 10 shows us not only how far we've come, but how far we have still to go in the fight for true equality. It also illustrates the important role that freedom of speech plays in helping us to get there.
Alacrity Productions is dedicated to mounting pioneering, modern works that explore theatrical language and form, promoting conversation with audiences on the social, political and human issues that effect us all.
Documentary/Verbatim theatre gives audience a more immediate, authentic performance than the common fictional piece.
While Alacrity Productions are a new company, they have proven success.
Co-Director Kate McGill recently directed a sellout season of MUNTED, another documentary show about the effect of the Christchurch Earthquake. McGill also was an intern with Tectonic Theater Project as they rehearsed the first production of THE LARAMIE PROJECT:10 YEARS LATER.
Daniel Williams – co-Director and Award Winning Designer – has worked with the likes of Long Cloud Youth Theatre and Almost A Bird Theatre Collective. He is recently designed the iconic NZ piece Michael James Manaia as part of the NZ International Arts Festival.
“Here's a night out at the theatre for anyone who's ever questioned the relevance of live performance.” – MUNTED Review, Lynn Freeman, Capital Times
“The highlight of the evening is Daniel Williams' brilliant setting of a broken Hollywood Sign, which is described on its official website as a universal metaphor for ambition, success, glamour… The setting says it all.” – THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Review, Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post
“We're leaving Laramie again. I find myself thinking about 10 years ago and wondering… in the end, how will this story finally be written”
@ BATS Theatre
22nd March – 5th April 2012
”An exceptionally strong production” – TLP:10 Review, Laurie Atkinson, Dominion Post
Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland CBD
Prices*:Dates & Times:
28 August – 8 September 2012
UNITEC/ACTOR'S PROGRAM $10.00
Booking fees may apply
The Wellington cast features: Leon Wadham, Bryony Skillington, Martyn Wood, Jessica Robinson, Shadon Meredith, Victoria Abbott, Simon Kevin Leary, and Harriette Cowan.
The Auckland cast features: Leon Wadham (TRIBES), Martyn Wood (Sexual Perversity in Chicago), Sophie Roberts (Wolf's Lair), Shadon Meredith (TLP:10), Renee Lyons (Joseph and Mahina), Simon Kevin Leary (Mates and Lovers), Josephine Stewart-Tewhiu (Standstill) and Sophie Hambleton (Top Girls)