The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Greg Pierotti Character Analysis

Greg Pierotti is a member of the Tectonic Theater Company and one of the interviewers for the Laramie Project. Greg interviews many people featured in the play, including Sergeant Hing, Alison Mears, and Marge Murray. Greg makes a trip with Leigh Fondakowski to the fence where Matthew was found and the experience moves him profoundly. By the end of the theater company’s time in Laramie, Greg seems to have made lots of meaningful and lasting connections within the community.

Greg Pierotti Quotes in The Laramie Project

The The Laramie Project quotes below are all either spoken by Greg Pierotti or refer to Greg Pierotti. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dramatists Play Service edition of The Laramie Project published in 2001.
Act 1: Alison and Marge Quotes

As far as the gay issue, I don’t give a damn one way or the other as long as they don’t bother me. And even if they did, I’d just say no thank you. And that’s the attitude of most of the Laramie population. They might poke one, if they were in a bar situation you know, they had been drinking, they might actually smack one in the mouth, but then they’d just walk away…Laramie is live and let live.

Related Characters: Marge Murray (speaker), Matthew Shepard, Greg Pierotti
Page Number: 29-30
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Act 2: Two Queers and a Catholic Priest Quotes

I thought, “You know, should we…call the bishop and ask him permission to do the vigil?” And I was like, “Hell, no, I’m not going to do that.” His permission doesn’t make it correct, you realize that? And I’m not knocking bishops, but what is correct is correct.

Related Characters: Father Roger Schmit (speaker), Matthew Shepard, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti
Page Number: 65
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You think violence is what they did to Matthew—they did do violence to Matthew—but, you know, every time that you are called a fag, or you are called a…dyke…Do you realize that is violence? That is the seed of violence. And I would resent it immensely if you use anything I said…to somehow cultivate that kind of violence…Just deal with what is true. You know what is true. You need to do your best to say it correct.

Related Characters: Father Roger Schmit (speaker), Matthew Shepard, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti
Page Number: 65-66
Explanation and Analysis:

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Greg Pierotti Character Timeline in The Laramie Project

The timeline below shows where the character Greg Pierotti appears in The Laramie Project. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1: A Definition
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Next, Greg Pierotti , a member of the Tectonic Theater Project, says that his first interview in Laramie... (full context)
Act 1: Journal Entries
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This moment opens with a journal entry from Greg Pierotti describing how, on the day they arrived in Laramie, the theater company saw a herd... (full context)
Act 1: Alison and Marge
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This moment consists of an interview that Greg Pierotti conducts with local social workers Alison Mears and Marge Murray. Alison describes how Laramie used... (full context)
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
...bartender. Alison Mears adds, however, that without the university in town, they would be “S.O.L.” Greg Pierotti asks what she means, and Alison explains, laughing, that it stands for “shit out of... (full context)
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Greg Pierotti then asks what Marge Murray and Alison Mears’ responses were to Matthew Shepard’s murder. Marge... (full context)
Act 1: The Fence
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...had left him behind as he suffered in the cold the night of his attack. Greg Pierotti then describes how Phil Labrie took them one morning to see the spot on the... (full context)
Act 2: Two Queers and a Catholic Priest
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Leigh Fondakowski and Greg Pierotti , who both identify as gay, go to speak with Father Roger Schmit, Laramie’s Catholic... (full context)
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
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Father Roger Schmit tells Leigh Fondakowski and Greg Pierotti that, if they do intend to write a play about the murder, they have a... (full context)
Act 3: Departure
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...enjoy it, but it’s up to the company whether they portray Laramie well. Marge tells Greg Pierotti that she loves him as she hangs up the phone. Stephen Belber talks about how... (full context)