Beck Center to Host Timely Talk–Back After A GREAT WILDERNESS

Beck Center to Host Timely Talk–Back After A GREAT WILDERNESSBeck Center for the Arts presents a special Talk-Back immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of A Great Wilderness on Friday, March 31 in the Studio Theater.

This regional premiere addresses issues currently appearing in the daily news. It not only explores LGBTQ conversion therapy, but reflects the ongoing challenges that come with prejudices still evident today. Our panelists will speak to these issues and other relevant topics. Interview and photo opportunities available. A Great Wilderness press release attached.

About the Panelists:

§ Ryan Clopton-Zymler, Community Relations Manager, The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

§ Gwen Stembridge, Northeast Ohio Coordinator, Equality Ohio

§ Scott Spence, Artistic Director and A Great Wilderness Director, Beck Center for the Arts

§ Tim Tavcar, A Great Wilderness Cast Member

About the Organizations:

Founded in 1975, The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is a leading non-profit organization that empowers Northeast Ohio's LGBTQ community through advocacy, education, collaboration and celebration. A one-stop hub, it provides a welcoming and visible safe space, health and wellness services, cultural competency training, government and media outreach, social events and a variety of programs. Their mission: To enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ community through advocacy, support, education, and celebration.

Equality Ohio was founded in 2005 by a group of 65 dedicated LGBT activists and allies from all corners of Ohio after voters passed a constitutional amendment prohibiting same sex marriage and civil unions. Now, Equality Ohio's work is broad and focuses on multiple aspects of LGBTQ equality in Ohio. Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Tickets are $31 for adults, $27 for seniors (65 and older), and $12 for students with a valid I.D. A $3 service fee per ticket will be applied at time of purchase. Group discounts are available for parties of four or more. Purchase tickets online at or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Free onsite parking is available.

Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional Theater Productions on two stages, arts education programming for all ages and abilities, including dance, music, theater, visual arts, and creative arts therapies for individuals with special needs, outreach education, and free gallery exhibitions.

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