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Playing Zubaida Ula in ‘The Laramie Project’ circa 2005

Following the guilty verdict of ex-cop Derek Chauvin on April 20th, 2021 for murdering George Floyd, I found myself thinking back to 2005 about a play I was cast in when I was 19 in college.

We mounted a performance of ‘The Laramie Project’, a play written in 2000 as a documentary-style piece in response to the brutal torture and murder of a white gay male student named Matthew Shepard in a homophobic hate crime in Wyoming in 1998.

My professor and director of the play originally hailed from Wyoming and seemed…

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