The Laramie Project


Carrollwood Day School is proud to present The Laramie Project on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm. This play, not intended for audiences younger than 12 years old, focuses on the town of Laramie, coming to grips with the horrible, hate-fueled death of Matthew Shepard. The play reveals how deep hatred can go, as well as the compassion that lies within all people in a seemingly average community. CDS is bringing this play to the students, families, and community as a reminder that there is always hope, even in times of darkness.

Director, Colleen McEvoy and actors from The Laramie Project share why they feel this production is so important.

Purchase Tickets to The Laramie Project

Carrollwood Day School will be selling commemorative t-shirts at school leading up to the performance and at the door and during intermission at the performance.

Erase Hate T-Shirts

In honor of Matthew Shepard’s birthday and World AIDS Day,
CDS is donating 20% of all ticket and t-shirt sales to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

** Please note: The Laramie Project is a deeply moving play that recreates the response of a grieving community. It is a heavy emotional piece. The play contains mature content and themes and is not recommended for children younger than 12 years old.

The cast for this production is made up of talented students from Carrollwood Day School's upper school division. This production is led by Colleen McEvoy, CDS Director of Performing Arts and upper school performing arts teacher.

An Evening with Judy and Dennis Shepard
Thursday, November 29  |  7:00 pm  |  CDS Theatre

In this 20th anniversary year of the murder of Matthew Shepard, CDS is proud to be able to partner with Matthew Shepard Foundation to create an environment where people are afforded an opportunity to discuss the play and its messages, the hate they encounter in their own lives, and how they can work collectively to build a more understanding and compassionate community. We are honored to be able to host Matthew Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, to help facilitate this important work. There will be a program for upper school students during the day followed by a program in the evening for parents and community. Please join us for this important conversation as we strive to ERASE HATE and replace it with understanding, compassion and acceptance in our school, homes, and community.

This program is free and is open to the community.

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