People: Tectonic Theater Project, Laramie Citizens, The Accused, Prosecutors/Police
The Shepards: Matthew, Dennis, Judy
Religious Figures: Reverend, Fred Phelps, Father Roger Schmit
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Themes, Motifs, and Symbols
Brutality, Gay-Bashing, Homophobia, Hate Crimes, Death Penalty, Forgiveness, Tolerance, Change, Economic Conflict, Class Issues, Robbery, Religious Tolerance/Intolerance, Judgment, Condemnation, Protests, Parades, Media Impact, AIDS, HIV
Aspects of the Theatrical Stage Production
Use of Dramatic Questions – dramatic hooks, devices to hold the attention of the audience.
Subdivisions: Scene & Act Construction – effect on plot pace, tension.
Experimental Staging: The Effect of a One Stage Set
The visual/audio production as stated in the stage direction (staging, lighting, backdrop, sound effects, music, etc.)