Monday, April 8, 20197 p.m.Schaefer Center for the Performing ArtsFree and open to the public
Moisés Kaufman — playwright, director, and author of the 2018-19 common reading book selection, “The Laramie Project” — will give a public address at Appalachian State University.
“The Laramie Project” is a play about the community of Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, who was a gay student at the University of Wyoming. The murder, which was denounced as a hate crime, sparked a national debate.
“‘The Laramie Project’ represents a creative and illuminating response to an act of inhumane violence. The various perspectives about exclusion, violence, and community membership offered by ‘The Laramie Project’ are quite relevant for our incoming first-year students, whom we hope will engage in discussions about the issues that shape our community,” said Dr. Martha McCaughey, director of Appalachian’s Common Reading Program.