Kingston Arts Council
Laramie Project coming to Kingston for first time in 8 years!

For immediate release
8 Actors Play 80 Characters to bring The Laramie Project to Life

Play has not been run in Kingston for 8 years!

Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) March 31, 2011 - Fifth Company Lane, a student-run drama company, in association with Blue Canoe Productions, is proud to present the critically-acclaimed play, The Laramie Project. Written by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project, the play is celebrated for its brave and insightful depiction of the aftermath of the 1998 hate-crime killing of Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming student and resident who happened to be gay. It will be performed in Vogt Studios, Carruthers Hall, Queen’s Campus from April 13 to 17, 2011.
Widely produced since its premiere in 2000, The Laramie Project is an award-winning production lauded for its innovative and provocative depiction of how Matthew Shepard’s violent death changed the town of Laramie forever. Moved by the scale and atrocity of this incident, members of the Tectonic Theatre Project visited Laramie to interview hundreds of residents directly and indirectly involved with the tragedy. Their efforts resulted in The Laramie Project, a play consisting of 80 provocative, insightful and poignant perspectives embodied by 8 very talented actors.

“We hope to offer the Kingston community an exciting theatre experience as well as an insightful look at this definitive moment in recent history,” said Anja Zeljkovic, Executive Producer of the show.
Fifth Company Lane’s production of The Laramie Project is directed by Aidan Payne, an emerging theatre artist studying and living in the Kingston community. This production is entirely student-produced and is the most recent staging of this production in Kingston in eight years.
Tickets are currently available online at, or in person at TriColour Outlet on Queen’s Campus, or at Novel Idea on Princess Street.

About Fifth Company Lane
Fifth Company Lane Productions is an up-and-coming youth theatre company committed to producing small ensemble works. Founded by a tight-knit group of Queen’s University drama students, the company is based on a collaborative creation process. Our aim is to involve the Kingston community with our passion for theatre by creating intimate environments in which to tell unique stories as told by exceptional characters.


For more information:
Emily Dimytosh
Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator, Fifth Company Lane
[email protected]