Rebecca Hilliker is the head of the theater department at the University of Wyoming and one of the theater company’s first contacts in Laramie. Rebecca introduces the interviewers to contacts in the town, including Jedadiah Schultz. After Matthew Shepard’s murder, Rebecca decides to stage Angels in America at the University of Wyoming in order to try to expand the community’s awareness and encourage acceptance. Rebecca and her Angels in America project show the audience the potential power of theater to change the views of a community— a power that the playwrights of The Laramie Project clearly hope to channel in their own work.
The timeline below shows where the character Rebecca Hilliker appears in The Laramie Project. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1: A Definition
...to live and talks about the town’s history as a major stop along the railroad. Rebecca Hilliker , the head of the theater department of the University of Wyoming, jumps in, talking... (full context)
Act 1: Journal Entries
...do interviews. He notes his own safety concerns with such a trip, but says that Rebecca Hilliker , the head of the university theater department, is going to introduce the company to... (full context)
Act 1: Rebecca Hilliker
Act 3: Angels in America
Act 3: Gay Panic
...him, she felt sick. Zackie thought it was an endorsement of that kind of reaction. Rebecca Hilliker , meanwhile, feels conflicted, because she thinks it is important to acknowledge that Matthew’s identity... (full context)