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SPILL


What a socially-responsible, environmentally-friendly company… three cheers for BP, eh?

So, you thought you could forget about the oil spill in the Gulf? You know, the three-month period in 2010 when the executives of one of the world’s largest oil companies checked-out like second semester seniors (with a half-assed work ethic to boot) and 4.9 million barrels were released into the ocean? And that did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to change the “Drill, Baby, Drill” mentality in Washington?

Well, two artists are coming to campus to jog your memory.

The Laramie Project Auditions

In case you were not already inundated with auditions to go to (or if you’ve had bad luck so far), this from Coz Deicke ’15:

The Laramie Project is a unique piece of drama that chronicles the story of Matthew Shepard (1976-1998), an openly gay University of Wyoming student. In 1998, Shepard was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. The attack subsequently led to both his death and an uproar in national media over the lack of hate-crime legislation in the US.

In the year following the attack, members of the Tectonic Theater Project conducted over 200 interviews with Laramie residents and others closely connected to Matthew Shepard, exploring every imaginable perspective on politics, religion, family, homosexuality, hatred, hope, and everything in between. Compiled from those interviews, the play offers a human portrait of a town struggling with what it means to “live and let live”.

Directed by Kara Wernick ’15, Assistant-Directed by Coz Deicke ’15, and Stage-Managed by Victoria McGee ’15, the show runs April 19th-21st.