The Laramie Project

Assistant Stage Manager; Des Moines Playhouse
September 2013

Director: David Vancleave
Scenic Designer: Tim Wisgerhof
Costumer Designer: Deb Bracewell
Lighting Designer: Alex Snodgrass
Sound Designer: Maxwell Schaeffer
Stage Manager: Susie Irish

In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.