Left - Cover picture for John’s portfolio of writings about performing in The Laramie Project – Ten Years Later, a play written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project.
We’re now at the end, but it’s only another beginning
This incredible theatrical masterpiece has drawn to an end here, but only with respect to the performances that had been scheduled. Both Wednesday and Friday nights performances achieved standing ovations.
Thursday’s matinee unfortunately had some audience members pulled from attending. This performance in particular was set aside for GSA (gay/straight alliance) students and their teachers, but I guess their concern was the dialogue was not suitable for students to hear. In my mind this has proven not only to show a lack of trust from members of our community, but also sheer disrespect to this young man’s legacy. All of us as a society should never deny others from experiencing a record pf historical events, especially those which have changed our laws.
I’m taking the liberty, having portrayed Matthew’s father in this production, to say to the world “Yes, my son was and would have been an inspiring and wonderful extension to our human race” had he only been given the chance.
I want to thank each and every one of you who have taken the time to read my personal thoughts on this story. I’ve only wanted to shed a little light on such a horrible event that took place in our history.
Bye for now………………..The Dreamer