Considering Matthew Shepard :: 20 Years
A Film Screening
November 13 at Z Space
Matthew Shepard, the Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after he was beaten and left for dead for being gay in 1998, has inspired plays, documentaries and books. Now he’s the subject of a choral piece, an oratorio called “Considering Matthew Shepard” that explores his life, death and legacy.
On Tuesday evening 11/13/18, The Lab :: Writing Classes with Matthew Clark Davison* will partner with Z Space and KLRU in support of national public television to screen and facilitate a discussion of Considering Matthew Shepard. The documentary unpacks the process Craig Hella Johnson, Artistic Director of the Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare, takes on by placing the story of Matthew Shepard into the context of a passion story and other choral traditions, bringing new depth to a harrowing story of loss. This elegy for an American icon is Conspirare’s greatest undertaking yet.
The screening of the 60-minute film and the after-discussion are free and open to the public. RSVP’s are encouraged below.