One of the is THE LARAMIE PROJECT/THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER. Matthew Shepard's brutal murder inspired this theatre piece, created from more than 200 interviews with the citizen of Laramie, Wyoming, where this occurred. THE LARAMIE PROJECT was (and is) a piece of ground-breaking theatre. Ten years later, the creators returned to the town, and the result is the second play in the collection.
These plays are a tribute to how art is created out of tragedy, and how even the reprehensible human behavior can inspire something that can change the world for the better.
Matthew Shepard should never have been murdered. These plays are a moving tribute to his memory, and a reminder that it is up to each of us, as individuals, to make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
Taking a completely different collection, I'm delighted to announce that we now have all three books of THE GRAPHIC CANNON -- which is a collection of the World's Great Literature as graphic novels. They're edited by Russ Kick. Volume i covers THE EPIC OF GIGLAMESH TO SHAKESPEARE TO DANGEROUS LIAISONS. Volume II contains from KUBLA KHAN to THE BRONTE SISTERS to THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. Volume III has HEART OF DARKNESS TO HEMINGWAY TO INFINITE JEST.
These are big volumes, and can