'Laramie Project' sequel gives insight into Matthew Shepard's killer

"The Laramie Production" is in the production process of an epilogue that highlights life 10 years after Matthew Shepard's murder, as well as insight from Aaron McKinney, who was convicted with for the murder of Shepard.

The creators of “The Laramie Project,” a theatrical piece based on the murder of gay college student, Matthew Shepard, in Laramie, Wyo., have an epilogue in the works that has several sections based on interviews with the killer, according to an article printed by the Associated Press.

Matthew Shepard, photo from www.365gay.com
Matthew Shepard, photo from www.365gay.com

The script is based on interviews with Aaron McKinney, the convicted killer, conducted by Greg Peirotti, who is a gay actor and writer that helped create the original production.

The murder of Shepard “has become an iconic cornerstone of campaigns to raise awareness about violence against gays and to pass hate-crime laws,” according to the AP. “As far as Matt is concerned, I don’t have any remorse,” McKinney said, as quoted in the script, which was given to the AP by the production company.

The epilogue will open nationwide on Oct. 12 at more than 130 theaters, according to the AP.

For the whole article go here.

Katelynd Jarvis

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