The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project


Moisés Kaufman

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Shannon is a friend and former classmate of Aaron McKinney’s. Stephen Belber runs into Shannon at the Fireside Bar with his friend Jen and interviews the two of them. Shannon indicates that both he and Aaron were frequent drug users. When asked if he, Jen, and Aaron went to high school together, Shannon calls them both “a product of their society,” suggesting that they are not the only ones to blame for the adults that they became.

Shannon Quotes in The Laramie Project

The The Laramie Project quotes below are all either spoken by Shannon or refer to Shannon. 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 2: Shannon and Jen Quotes

“You guys both went to Laramie High?”
“Yeah. Can’t you tell? We’re a product of our society.”

Related Characters: Shannon (speaker), Stephen Belber (speaker), Aaron McKinney, Jen
Page Number: 62
Explanation and Analysis:
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Shannon Character Timeline in The Laramie Project

The timeline below shows where the character Shannon appears in The Laramie Project. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 2: Shannon and Jen
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
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...Shepard was last seen when he encountered two friends of Aaron McKinney. One of them, Shannon, tells Stephen that he thought what happened was “really really awful,” but he goes on... (full context)
Homophobia, Tolerance, and Acceptance Theme Icon
Shannon implies, though, that she can understand how, if Aaron McKinney were high on meth, he... (full context)
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...they would want to hang out with Aaron and smoke weed. Stephen asks if both Shannon and Jen went to Laramie High, and Shannon says yes, calling them “a product of... (full context)