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QUEER NOT COOL to Explore Gay Authors, Featuring Christopher Bram, 1/12

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This month, QUEER NOT COOL explores gay authors and gay authors that inspired them.

QUEER NOT COOL is hosted by Rob Ribar and this month will feature CHRISTOPHER BRAM, author of "Father of Frankenstein" which was adapted into the Oscar winning film "Gods and Monsters" starring Ian McKellen, reading from his new book "Emminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers That Changed America", comic, writer and ex-nun KELLI DUNHAM ("Why is the Fat One Always Angry"), poet JASON SCHNEIDERMAN ("Sublimation Point" and 2009 Richard Snyder Prize winner "Striking Surface"), music by singer-songwriter and piano pounder JANA FISHER and a performance by THEATER IN ASYLUM of their upcoming play "OLE!" exploring the possible love affair between Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia Lorca culled from the writing of Dali and Lorca. Plus trivia, give aways and more!

Queer nerds and their fanboys and girls unite in this monthly late night series as comedians, musicians, dancers, and performance artists share their geeky obsessions, ranging from sci-fi to Sondheim. Forget the closet, get out of your mother's basement! Past performer credits include "The Tonight Show", "Today", "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", "NBC Nightly News with BrIan Williams", "Comedy Central Presents", Logo's "The Click List" and the critically acclaimed web shows "The Outs" and "It Gets Betterish" and two members of this years Out 100 list. Recently, QUEER NOT COOL was a #1 Critics Pick in "Time Out New York" and was featured this October at New York Comic Con 2012.

QUEER NOT COOL will take place SATURDAY JANUARY 12th at 10:30pm at THE SECRET THEATRE (44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). For transportation, take the G, 7, E, or M trains to Court Square or the NR trains to Queensboro Plaza. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Cheap drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase.

QUEER NOT COOL is produced by STEPHEN GRIBBIN and ROBERT RIBAR for FEMME FATALE THEATER.

Questions? Contact Robert Ribar at femmefataletheater@gmail.com or for more information, visit http://secrettheatre.com/LateNight.html.

CHRISTOPHER BRAM: Bram grew up in Kempsville, Virginia (outside Norfolk), where he was a paperboy and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1974 (B.A. in English). He moved to New York City in 1978.

His nine novels range in subject matter from gay life in the 1970s to the career of a Victorian musicAl Clairvoyant to the frantic world of theater people in contemporary New York. Fellow novelist Philip Gambone wrote of his work, "What is most impressive in Bram's fiction is the psychological and emotional accuracy with which he portrays his characters. . . His novels are about ordinary gay people trying to be decent and good in a morally compromised world. He focuses on the often conflicting claims of friendship, family, love and desire; the ways good intentions can become confused and thwarted; and the ways we learn to be vulnerable and human." Bram has written numerous articles and essays (a selection is included in Mapping the Territory). He has also written or co-written several screenplays, including two shorts directed by his partner, Draper Shreeve.

His novel Father of Frankenstein, about film director James Whale, was made into the movie Gods and Monsters starring Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser. Bill Condon adapted the screenplay and directed. (Condon won an Academy Award for his adaptation.) Bram was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2001. In May 2003, he received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in Greenwich Village and teaches at New York University. http://www.christopherbram.com/

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