The Laramie Project Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Moisés Kaufman
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Essay Topic 1

Discuss the work of Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. How long has this theatrical company been established? What are its objectives? How does their work differ from other contemporary theater companies?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. What drew Kaufman to write about the life and trials of Wilde? How do the themes of this work relate to those in The Laramie Project? Why does the playwright relate these events in the Introduction?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the events leading to the Tectonic Theater Project’s travels to Laramie, Wyoming. What connection did Kaufman have to Wyoming? How did he hear the news of Matthew Shepard’s death? What did the company members think of the trip?

Essay Topic 4

Describe Bertolt Brecht and the development of Epic Theater. What was the central objective in Epic...

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