A recorded concert of Conspirare’s nationally acclaimed choral drama, “Considering Matthew Shepard,” has been slated for KLRU public television at 8 p.m. Friday and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Ultimately uplifting, the showing will mark the 20th anniversary of Shepard’s death.
Put together in 2016 by the choir’s director and composer, Craig Hella Johnson, as well as stage director Rod Caspers and their team, “Considering” has toured the U.S. for the past couple of years.
A trimmed version was filmed at ACL Live. It follows the action and reactions before, during and after the beating death of a gay Wyoming student who became a symbol of homophobia and, in turn, progress on hate crimes.
Coincidentally, Austin’s Zach Theatre played a significant role in reviving the docu-drama on Shepard’s story, “The Laramie Project,” and developing its sequel, “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later.”
Shepard has not been forgotten.