THE SCREENING ROOM: University of Mississippi Laramie Project Cast Thanks Big Fish Actors for Support (Video)

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07 Oct 2013

Cast members from the University of Mississippi production of The Laramie Project, who were disrupted during their Oct. 1 performance by homophobic slurs from audience members, created a video message to thank the cast of Broadway's Big Fish for their support. 

As previously reported, the Oct. 1 performance of University of Mississippi's production of Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project's The Laramie Project, based on the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard, was disrupted by a group of college football players, who called out homophobic slurs from the audience.

Read the full Playbill.com article about the incident, including responses from the faculty and a student actor, here.

Cast members from the new Broadway musical Big Fish, including Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert, created a message for the students. To watch that video, click here

The message from Ole Miss can be seen below: