The Laramie Project, Moisés Kaufman’s acclaimed play about the hate-crime murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, will close out the New World School of the Arts theater season with performances Friday through May 12 at Miami Beach’s Colony Theater.
Written by Kaufman in collaboration with members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the play explores the tragedy from the varying perspectives of townspeople in Laramie, Wyo., where Shepard was beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in 1998.
Directed by faculty member Stuart Meltzer, the play features actors from New World’s high school program. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. May 12 at the Colony, 1040 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Tickets are $12; nwsa.mdc.edu.
The third annual CityWrights Professional Week for Playwrights, set for June 19-23 at Miami’s Epic Hotel, has extended its early-registration discount. All-access fees of $275, $175 for students, are available through May 20, after which they rise to $350/$275. The event includes workshops, readings, professional development sessions and information on protecting new work, launching plays and writing for various media.
CityWrights’ master playwrights include Pulitzer Prize finalist Tina Howe, Lauren Gunderson, Steve Yockey, Robert Caisley and Matt Hoverman. Special credit-granting sessions for lawyers (June 20) and teachers (June 21) are available at a reduced day rate; citytheatre.com.
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