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The Laramie Project – Tuesday, October 6 – Monday, October 12, 2020

Proud Mary Theatre Company launches our fourth season on October 6 with the 20th anniversary production of The Laramie Project, the powerful and award-winning play by Mois├ęs Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard.

The Laramie Project is our first full in-person production since February 2020 and is being filmed for streaming purposes without an audience and within strict social distance parameters at our performance space at the Artists Collective Spartanburg.

The Laramie Project will be presented as a theatrical/documentary xperience available for streaming Tuesday, October 6, 2020 on the 22nd anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s attack in Laramie, Wyoming, and ending on October 12, the day Shepard died and became a martyr for hate crime legislation and the gay rights movement in the United States.

Directed by Ben Dawkins, The Laramie Project features an amazing diverse cast of 14 amazing Upstate actors in some 60 roles: Ryan Barry, Michele Colletti, Ava Davis, Jonathan Davis, Kelly Davis, Doug Egge, Samantha Eyler, Darryl Harmon, Jim Huber, Dave LaPage, Rebecca Schledwitz, Tyler Smith, Audrey Waldrop and Chase Wolfe. Ashley Zimmerman is stage manager.

Suggested donation of $10 for unlimited streaming.

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The mission of the Proud Mary Theatre Company, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit and non-professional theatre, is to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community through the Arts by presenting LGBTQ+ voices and stories in Spartanburg and the entire Upstate region with compelling theatrical productions of plays, musicals, and local original works and avant-garde pieces that celebrate diversity and acceptance.

Proud Mary Theatre Company was founded in 2017 and has won several awards from the South Carolina Theatre Association and the Southeastern Theatre Conference including Best Production, Best Actor and Best Director.