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THE LARAMIE PROJECT

ADVENTUROUS MINDS tell important stories.

This week, we were gripped by two captivating performances of the Woodleigh School Production, The Laramie Project. 

The Laramie Project is a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project about the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. It’s a challenging topic for a school production and I’m so proud that our school community has the courage to tackle the themes of hatred, intolerance and bigotry head on. Another underlying theme of the production though is one of ‘HOPE’, modelled so movingly and with such authenticity by our students. I was lucky enough to witness the rehearsals last week, and to see the preview and first night performances this week. It’s an incredible production, and a privilege to be part of a school capable of creating art of such quality and profundity.

The production is a tribute also to the expert guidance of the staff here at Woodleigh, particularly Directors Carey Saunders and Lucy Wharington.

Congratulations to everyone.

David Burton
Head of Campus