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Inaugural Diversity Honors Gala to Spotlight South Florida on the International Stage of LGBT Rights and Activism in Honor of Harvey Milk on May 9Inaugural Diversity Honors Gala to Spotlight South Florida on the International Stage of LGBT Rights and Activism in Honor of Harvey Milk on May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The inaugural Diversity Honors, co-presented by the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park, will be hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. This milestone event will recognize national honoree Judy Shepard, founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, plus several South Florida leaders who have made a significant impact on improving the quality of life for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. Special host presenter will be Stuart Milk, co-founder and president of the Harvey Milk Foundation. (more...)

OUT IN THE BAY to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Oasis Nightclub, 4/29OUT IN THE BAY to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Oasis Nightclub, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

OUT IN THE BAY - Gay Radio from San Francisco, the award-winning interview program (which airs 7:00 pm Thurs. on public station KALW - 91.7 FM), celebrates ten years of broadcasting LGBT stories with a half-hour show taping - (the show's first before a live audience) - and party Wed. April 29, 2015 at Oasis Nightclub & Cabaret, 298 11th St. (at Folsom), San Francisco 94103. (more...)

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE Opens Theatrically 2/6MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE Opens Theatrically 2/6
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Run Rabbit Run Media and VFRPR are honored to announce that Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine will begin a theatrical rollout in twelve cities during February 2015, following a year of acclaim on the festival circuit and recent accolades at the Side by Side Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. (more...)

Howard County Center for the Arts Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT & Charity Art Event TonightHoward County Center for the Arts Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT & Charity Art Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

THE LARAMIE PROJECT opens tonight, Oct 3, 2014 at Howard County Center For The Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Performances Fri at 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm, Sun at 1pm. Tickets: $20/$18 Seniors/Students/Military. Black Tie Opening GALA Oct 3rd: $25. A portion of all proceeds will be donated in support of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. (more...)

Howard County Center For The Arts to Offer LARAMIE PROJECT Talk Back Panel, 10/12Howard County Center For The Arts to Offer LARAMIE PROJECT Talk Back Panel, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

Following the October 12th final performance of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a special audience 'Talk Back' discussion will take place on the subject of hate crimes, the impact of the play, and to help those better process what they have just seen in ways that can be life changing. (more...)

Howard County Center for the Arts Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT & Charity Art Event, 10/03Howard County Center for the Arts Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT & Charity Art Event, 10/03
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

THE LARAMIE PROJECT opens Oct 3, 2014 at Howard County Center For The Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Performances Fri at 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm, Sun at 1pm. Tickets: $20/$18 Seniors/Students/Military. Black Tie Opening GALA Oct 3rd: $25. A portion of all proceeds will be donated in support of the Matthew Shepard Foundation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT TEN YEARS LATER Offers Needed Insight into Growing ProblemsBWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT TEN YEARS LATER Offers Needed Insight into Growing Problems
by Don Grigware - Oct 14, 2013

The Laramie Project Ten Years Later/by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber/produced by Jon Imparato/directed by Ken Sawyer/The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center,Davidson/Valentini Theatre/through November 16 (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Makes its L.A. Premiere a Memorable Theatrical ExperienceBWW Reviews: THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Makes its L.A. Premiere a Memorable Theatrical Experience
by Shari Barrett - Oct 7, 2013

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER is a play meant to be experienced, not just seen. And you will be fully immersed from the moment you walk inside this intimate theater-in-the-round staging. With the silhouettes of the audience seated across the room against the background of rolling hills, sky and prairie on the theater walls, you will feel as if you are right there in Laramie, literally pulled into the lives of every person represented onstage. (more...)

JTMF Actors Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre TodayJTMF Actors Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Actors from the James Tolin Memorial Fund (JTMF) will present a riveting staged reading of 'The Laramie Project' at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre tonight, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Presented as part of JTMF's continuing Anti-Bullying/Anti-Suicide Campaign, this special event will benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces LINCOLN LEGACY PROJECT Events, Sept-Oct 2013Ford's Theatre Announces LINCOLN LEGACY PROJECT Events, Sept-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Paul R. Tetreault, Director of Ford's Theatre Society, announced the special event schedule for the third year of The Lincoln Legacy Project-this year thematically connected with the Society's production of the stage play The Laramie Project (September 27-October 27, 2013), and recognizing the 15 years since Matthew Shepard was abducted and killed in an anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. The multi-year Lincoln Legacy Project encourages people of differing viewpoints to engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue about diversity and understanding through a range of programming including performances, panel discussions, special museum exhibitions, education programs and more. This fall, Ford's presents The Laramie Project to spark conversation about social injustice, bigotry, bullying and violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and to take steps toward understanding, inclusion and equality. (more...)

JTMF Actors to Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 10/6JTMF Actors to Stage THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Actors from the James Tolin Memorial Fund (JTMF) will present a riveting staged reading of 'The Laramie Project' at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Presented as part of JTMF's continuing Anti-Bullying/Anti-Suicide Campaign, this special event will benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Makes LA Premiere at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Now thru 11/16THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER Makes LA Premiere at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is set to present the Los Angeles premiere of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at the Davidson/Valenti Theatre with preview performances tonight and tomorrow, September 11 and 12, and the official opening set for Friday, September 13 at 8pm. Written by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber, and directed by Ken Sawyer, the production will run through November 16. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces LINCOLN LEGACY PROJECT Events, Sept-Oct 2013Ford's Theatre Announces LINCOLN LEGACY PROJECT Events, Sept-Oct 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Paul R. Tetreault, Director of Ford's Theatre Society, announced the special event schedule for the third year of The Lincoln Legacy Project-this year thematically connected with the Society's production of the stage play The Laramie Project (September 27-October 27, 2013), and recognizing the 15 years since Matthew Shepard was abducted and killed in an anti-gay hate crime in Laramie, Wyoming. The multi-year Lincoln Legacy Project encourages people of differing viewpoints to engage in meaningful and respectful dialogue about diversity and understanding through a range of programming including performances, panel discussions, special museum exhibitions, education programs and more. This fall, Ford's presents The Laramie Project to spark conversation about social injustice, bigotry, bullying and violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and to take steps toward understanding, inclusion and equality. (more...)

Grassroots Campaign Launched to Screen MATTHEW SHEPARD Documentary on Anniversary of Tragic Hate CrimeGrassroots Campaign Launched to Screen MATTHEW SHEPARD Documentary on Anniversary of Tragic Hate Crime
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Independent filmmaker Michele Josue announced the launch of a 25-day Kickstarter fundraising campaign to market and independently distribute Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER to Make LA Premiere at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, 9/11-11/16THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER to Make LA Premiere at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, 9/11-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is set to present the Los Angeles premiere of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at the Davidson/Valenti Theatre with preview performances on September 11 and 12, and the official opening set for Friday, September 13 at 8pm. Written by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber, and directed by Ken Sawyer, the production will run through November 16. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Play  Wesley Arena Theatre, 5/9-11THE LARAMIE PROJECT to Play Wesley Arena Theatre, 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

Ten local actors are hard at work in rehearsals for The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber. The show will be performed at The Wesley Arena Theatre, 271 East 9th Street, Cookeville under the direction of Kathleen Gilpatrick on Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the day long Upper Cumberland Pride Festival celebration. Performances will continue on Thursday through Saturday, May 9, 10 & 11 also at 8:00 p.m. All tickets are $10.00 per person except for Thursday, May 9 which is a pay-what-you-can-performance. Thursday, May 9 tickets will not be sold in advance - they will only be available at the door. Tickets are currently on sale at Art a la Carte Gallery, 121 West Broad Street, Cookeville. Tickets will also be available at Upper Cumberland Pride on May 4 from 1-7 pm at Dogwood Park and at the door the night of the performances. The show produced by UC Pride, United Church of Christ and Stan Rodriquez, is an epilogue to The Laramie Project, which was performed in 2006 at the Wesley Arena Theatre also under the direction of Kathleen Gilpatrick. (more...)

THE LARAMIE PROJECT, VIOLET, and More to Play Ford's Theatre in 2013-14THE LARAMIE PROJECT, VIOLET, and More to Play Ford's Theatre in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced the Theatre's 2013-2014 season will open with a new production of The Laramie Project, 15 years after the killing of Wyoming college student Matthew Shepard. The play is presented as the cornerstone production for the Ford's Theatre Society's Lincoln Legacy Project, a multi-year effort dedicated to sparking dialogue in the nation's capital around issues of social injustice and the ideals of equality for which Abraham Lincoln stood. A series of free special programs and events will be offered in connection with the play in September/October 2013. (more...)

Taylor Trensch, Stafford Arima and More to Take Part in BARE TalkOUTs 1/30-31Taylor Trensch, Stafford Arima and More to Take Part in BARE TalkOUTs 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

The producers of the new musical BARE have announced the final speakers for the TalkOUT series. Audiences at performances on Wednesday, January 30th and Today, January 31st will be invited to stay after the show to participate in a discussion with this week's special guests, including The Clementi Family (The Tyler Clementi Foundation) and Taylor Trensch with Stafford Arima (BARE's "Peter" and the show's director). (more...)

Taylor Trensch, Stafford Arima and More Take Part in BARE TalkOUTs, 1/30-31Taylor Trensch, Stafford Arima and More Take Part in BARE TalkOUTs, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

The producers of the new musical Bare have announced the final speakers for the TalkOUT series. Audiences at performances tonight, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st will be invited to stay after the show to participate in a discussion with this week's special guests, including The Clementi Family (The Tyler Clementi Foundation) and Taylor Trensch with Stafford Arima (BARE's 'Peter' and the show's director). (more...)

Taylor Trensch, Stafford Arima and More to Take Part in BARE TalkOUTs 1/30-31Taylor Trensch, Stafford Arima and More to Take Part in BARE TalkOUTs 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

The producers of the new musical BARE have announced the final speakers for the TalkOUT series. Audiences at performances on Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st will be invited to stay after the show to participate in a discussion with this week's special guests, including The Clementi Family (The Tyler Clementi Foundation) and Taylor Trensch with Stafford Arima (BARE's "Peter" and the show's director). (more...)

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