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who did this came from someplace else.
in laramie, I was just floored.
In Laramie, Wyoming...
...a young man is in a deep coma,
I just thought it was horrible.
Nobody deserves that.
I don't care who you are.
...tied to a fence, and left for dead
in Wyoming this weeK.
You'd liKe to thinK
this was somebody from out of town.
Somebody who comes through
who's been beaten repeatedly...
...by somebody from our town,
It's secluded, you know, secluded enough...
...so you can have your own identity.
Now, after Matthew...
...we're a town defined
by an accident or a crime.
We've become Waco or Jasper.
We're a noun, or a definition, or a sign.
- Do you mind if I tape this?
- No, I don't mind.
out of your rehearsal to talk to me.
I must tell you, when I first heard
...I wanted to say:
"You just kicked me in the stomach.
Why are you doing this to me?"
And then I thought, "Well, that's stupid.
You're not doing this to me."
And more importantly...
...my students need to talk.
When this first happened,
Then the media descended
and all dialogue stopped.
We're not reporters.
I know. I read your last play.
Gave me an idea of what you do.
Moises called, saying he had an idea
for his next theatre project...
so I asked him what it was all about.
He said he wanted to do a piece
about what's happening in Wyoming.
Leigh told me that the company was
thinking of going down to laramie...
...and conducting interviews,
and did I want to come?
I did, I said, yeah, but...
...I was hesitant, because as a gay man...
...a kid had just been killed there
because he was gay.
What exactly do you want?
I'd like you to give me names of people
who might want to talk to us.
I'd like to talk to your students
and your friends.
I want to hear from the people of the town.
How do you get people to talk to you?
What do you ask?
It's still very raw for us here.
I understand, but this is no longer
about laramie or Wyoming.
I'm scared, because I don't know
I made a preliminary contact...
...with the head of the theatre department
at the University of Wyoming...
...and hopefully that will lead
to more interviews.
What did Rebecca say?
She gave me names of people
who might talk to us.
Townspeople, ranchers, some students.
Let's see if anybody's gonna talk.
- You okay? What?
Please, don't do that here.
- New York.
And what brings you to town?
We're just passing through.
- Is linda home?
- Nope, she's working.
Okay. Can you tell her that Amanda
stopped by and I'll be at the Ranger Motel?
And who are you?
I'm with a theatre company.
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