The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project

Reggie Fluty is the policewoman who first responded to the scene where Matthew Shepard was found. She is also Marge Murray’s daughter. While she was trying to stabilize Matthew and put him in the ambulance, Reggie was exposed to his HIV positive blood. Reggie was put on an aggressive post-exposure medical regime to reduce her likelihood of contracting the disease, and later tested negative for HIV. Reggie’s altruism in helping Matthew despite not having proper equipment, and her obvious care for him and his case, show that Reggie clearly is well fit for her job. Meanwhile, the conclusion of her storyline provides a clear-cut happy ending for at least one person in the play.

Reggie Fluty Quotes in The Laramie Project

The The Laramie Project quotes below are all either spoken by Reggie Fluty or refer to Reggie Fluty. 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:
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
). 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 2: Seeing Matthew Quotes

And quite frankly I wanted to lash out at somebody. Not at Matthew, please understand that, not one of us was mad at Matthew. But we maybe wanted to squeeze McKinney’s head off. And I think about Henderson. And, you know, two absolutely human beings cause so much grief for so many people.

Related Characters: Marge Murray (speaker), Matthew Shepard, Aaron McKinney, Russell Henderson, Reggie Fluty
Page Number: 56
Explanation and Analysis:

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Reggie Fluty Character Timeline in The Laramie Project

The timeline below shows where the character Reggie Fluty appears in The Laramie Project. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1: Finding Matthew Shepard
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
Officer Reggie Fluty takes the floor, explaining how she was the one who responded to the call. Reggie... (full context)
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
Reggie Fluty resumes talking about how Matthew Shepard was bound to the fence tightly with white rope,... (full context)
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
Religion, Morality, and Prejudice Theme Icon
Theater and Representation Theme Icon
...after seeing Matthew, they called in specialists from farther away, knowing Matthew needed special care. Reggie Fluty remembers seeing a picture of Matthew a few days after responding to the call and... (full context)
Act 2: Seeing Matthew
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
...make sure there was no way Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson could be acquitted. Then Reggie Fluty , one of the first responders on the scene, talks about how they all tried... (full context)
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
As Reggie Fluty started the intense treatment, Marge Murray felt extremely angry. She clarifies that she was not... (full context)
Act 3: Angels in America
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
The narrator then reintroduces Reggie Fluty , who finishes the story of her HIV exposure. Reggie said she got tested regularly... (full context)
Act 3: Aftermath
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
Violence, Punishment, and Justice Theme Icon
Religion, Morality, and Prejudice Theme Icon
Reggie Fluty talks about how she and investigator Rob Debree hugged and cried after Dennis Shepard’s statement,... (full context)