The Laramie Project: Interview with Director Cecilia Rubino

The brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, led to a profound reckoning of American values. As Moises Kaufman, author of The Laramie Project, has written, "In its immediate aftermath, the nation launched into a dialogue that brought to the surface how we think and talk about homosexuality, sexual politics, education, class, violence, privileges and rights, and the difference between tolerance and acceptance."

Eugene Lang College's spring theater production of The Laramie Project, playing through Sunday April 28th, is directed by Cecilia Rubino. She talks here about why the play remains powerful, relevant, and catalytic. “Our students felt that the current political climate is fragile, and that in these moments, we need to go back to seminal stories that remind us of why and how a moment can actually instigate a movement.”

News & Politics

Social Justice Social Life

Frats and Sororities are often college students' go-to when it comes to expanding social life and making connections. But what happens when there's no greek life at the school? We'll delve deeper into how social justice groups and organizations become the alternative for many students to make friends and connections.

Storytelling

Profile: Alex Anez

We are all exposed to art at some moment in time, but the moment recognize we can live in the world as creatives and contribute to the arts it's a very powerful moment in an artist career. In this profile piece I sit down with my good friend Alex Anez and we talk about her transition from Venezuela to the US when she was 11 years old, her experience in the arts, and the moment she recognized she could peruse the arts as a career choice. Thank you guys so much for listening. Feedback always welcomed.

Storytelling

Sound Memory: My First Asthma Attack

Produced by Michael Andrews

This sound memory is about the first time I experienced an asthma attack. While spending a summer with my grandma in the Dominican Republic I got my hands on what I thought was a bucket of water; causing me to wake up in the middle of the night to a sound and a feeling I had never experienced before. I hope you guys enjoy! Feedback is always welcome, thank you so much for listening!