GTA Discovery Series

GTA Discovery Series

The GTA Discovery Series showcases our students in ways that mainstage shows cannot, through experimental, smaller-scale productions that allow for student growth and opportunity. Featuring students in professional roles both on and off the stage, the Discovery Series creates a space for students to turn classroom knowledge into real-world experience.

The Laramie Project

“The Laramie Project is Our Town with a question mark, as in, ‘Could this be our town? It can’t happen here,’ followed immediately by ‘And yet it has.’” –The New York Times

In 1998, a university student named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten, and tied to a prairie fence outside Laramie, Wyoming. When he died days later, the world learned Shepard was targeted because he was gay. In the aftermath of the murder, The Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with over 200 townspeople. Out of these interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project was born. Hailed as one of the most captivating pieces of contemporary theatre, this play finds the light in this harrowingly dark event and exposes the lowest depths of hatred and the greatest heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Rated PG-15 for some adult language and content.

Aug 20-21, 7:30pm, and Aug 22, 2:30 and 7:30pm at Brenau Downtown Center’s Theatre on the Square

Discovery Series performances are free of charge, with general admission seating on a first-come, first-seated basis. Patrons can get vouchers beginning at 6:30pm the night of each performance to guarantee their seats. The theatre doors will open at approximately 7:10pm.