About The Shows

In November 1998, 10 New Yorkers, set out for Laramie, Wyoming, to explore a town and a crime that occured there. Over the next year, they conducted interviews with more than 200 residents of Laramie. The result is a deeply moving play about bigotry and tolerance, fear and courage, hate and hope."

Matthew Shepard was a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie when a brutal attack transformed him into a national symbol. His death became a rallying point in the struggle for tolerance and against hate.

"The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" Is an epilogue to the acclaimed predecessor which will be performed in repetoire on Saturday evening of both show weekends.

This play includes re-interviews with subjects from the first play, plus an interview Tectonic artists had with one of Shepard's convicted killers, Aaron McKinney and for the first time, we hear from Matt's Mother, Judy Shepard

Show Dates

August 15 - 16, 2014

August 22 - 23, 2014


"The Laramie Project" will be performed on Friday, August 15, 2014 and Friday, August 22, 2014. "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" will be performed on Saturday, August 16, 2014 and Saturday, August 23, 2014.


Discounted tickets for both shows are available by presale only and are available for purchase from a cast memeber. Please email Mjohns@thedatc.org if you would like more information on presale tickets. Tickets for the general public will be on sale July 15, 2014



The Social Hall Theatre inside the Ferndale First United Methodist Church.
22331 Woodward Avenue. Ferndale, MI 48220


Doors open at 7:00pm. Show at 7:30pm