“When a small town comes face to face with a crime, everyone has a story to tell “
The community center Sexual Diversity SETAC, Puerto Vallarta, is pleased to invite you to the projection of the film The Laramie Project on Monday, 12 October, 7 pm, at Constitution 427, corner Manuel M. Dieguez, Col. Emiliano Zapata, Old Town, Puerto Vallarta
In 130 U.S. cities and in major world capitals, October 12 will mark the killing of the young homosexual Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming (USA), an event that led to the play and film called The Laramie Project.
The presentation will be in secondary schools, universities, and professional theater (and in Puerto Vallarta).
In New York, the original cast of the play and the film will commemorate the eleven years since the death of this young man who has become an icon of the struggle for rights of people of sexual diversity.
On 6 October 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and left dying, tied on a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. His torture and murder marked a historic moment, decisive in the United States of America, highlighting violence and prejudice faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgenic (LGBT).
A month after the murder, members of the Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and interviewed the local people. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project that later became a movie for HBO. This piece has been seen by over 50 million people around the United States.
For more Information contact Robert Jenkinson, Director SETAC 322 102 3081