The Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre – HaBYT, are all set to perform the powerful play The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman at Theatre Hawkes Bay September 24 – 26. The play explores a real event based in Laramie, Wyoming, America and follows the tragic death of Matthew Shepard. It raises issues around hate crimes and homophobia. The piece will be incorporating technology in unique and interesting ways and the students have been using Brechtian techniques, Artaud, Grotovski and physical theatre to shape the performance. With over 70 characters, a unique structure and one of the most performed productions on the planet this is not a show to be missed.