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Katselas Theatre Company Presents THEATRE SEX: BEFORE & AFTER, 11/30 & 12/2

Katselas Theatre Company presents THEATRE SEX: BEFORE & AFTER, theatrical readings in honor of World AIDS Day 2012. BEFORE AIDS: November 30th at 8pm and AFTER AIDS: December 2nd at 8pm at the Skylight Theatre Complex – 1816 N. Vermont, LA.

Tickets are $15, $20, $25 donation with "a portion of the proceeds going to AIDS Healthcare Foundation." Produced, in part, through a grant received from Broadway Cres/Equity Fights AIDS. Call 702 KTC-TKTS (702-582-8587) or online at

BEFORE (not necessarily in this order)

Sonnet Eighteen - William Shakespeare
Michael Kearns

Suddenly Last Summer - Tennessee Williams
Sharon Barr, Burke Byrnes & Gia Chiumento

Boys In The Band - Mart Crowley
Kevin Brian & David Dean Bottrell

The Killing of Sister George - Frank Marcus
Sandy Martin & Gia Chiumento

A Chorus Line - James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Brian Jordan Alvarez

Torch Song Trilogy - Harvey Fierstein
John W McLaughlin

Bent - Martin Sherman
Patrick & John DeMita

AFTER (Sunday December 2 @ 5:00 PM)

Dream Man - James Carroll Pickett
Michael Kearns

The Normal Heart - Larry Kramer
Ryland Shelton & Brian Normoyle

Connie Norman - Connie Norman
Sandy Martin

Ballad - Tyler Hanson
Ann Walker & Lianna Taylor

Robert’s Memorial - Michael Kearns
Gordon Thomson

Angels in America Tony Kushner
Tony Abatemarco & Larry Bates

In Heat In Hollywood David Trudell
David Trudell

The Readers:

November 30: Brian Jordan Alvarez, Sharon Barr, David Dean Bottrell, Patrick Breen, Kevin Brian, Burke Byrnes, Gia Chiumento, John DeMita, Michael Kearns, Sandy Martin, John W. McLaughlin

December 2: Tony Abatemarco, Calpernia Addams, Larry Bates, Michael Kearns, Sandy Martin, Brian Normoyle, Ryland Shelton, Lianna Taylor, Gordon Thomson, David Trudell, Ann Walker

The Playwrights: Mart Crowley, Nicholas Dante, Harvey Fierstein, Michael Kearns, James Kirkwood, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, Connie Norman, James Carroll Pickett, William Shakespeare, Martin Sherman, David Trudell, Tennessee Williams

THEATRE SEX: BEFORE & AFTER runs at (BEFORE AIDS) November 30th at 8pm and (AFTER AIDS) December 2nd at 8pm at the Skylight Theatre Complex – 1816 N. Vermont, LA 90027. Tickets are $$15, $20, $25 donation with "a portion of the proceeds going to AIDS Healthcare Foundation." Reservations: 702 KTC-TKTS (702-582-8587) or online at

THE KATSELAS THEATRE COMPANY is widely respected for its history of developing artists (actors, musicians, writers, designers, and directors) while helping to create the next generation of theatre goers - thus its passion for new original plays that speak to today's audiences. In just the last two years, KTC has produced ten World Premiere productions including INFLUENCE (2010 Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle nomination for Best Actor and two LA Weekly nominations for Best Play and Best Production), HERMETICALLY SEALED (2011 Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle nomination for Best Actress, an LA Weekly nomination for Best Ensemble and the LA Times List of top ten productions for 2011) and MAD WOMAN (2011Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle nomination and an LA Weekly nomination for Best Solo Performance). KTC believes in the importance of the artist in our community. Its programs, (INKubator, SoloMojo, KTC Playwrights Lab, KTCKids, KTC Underground and NewVoices), its educational workshops - even its main stage productions are designed to help the artist find their unique voice and achieve their vision....and audiences love it! All by itself, in just two small theatres, KTC's monthly INKubator series (launched Jan 2011) has premiered new works-in-progress by more than forty Los Angeles writers ages 17 to 80 for over 1200 audience members. Adding audience "chats" and quarterly follow-ups with the artists to monitor their progress; the entire venture has been an unqualified success.

Gary Grossman (Producer/Artistic Director) started his career in New York at The Public Theatre, Café La Mama, and Sheraton Square Playhouse. He has produced over 300 stage plays, including more than 50 world premieres. Among his celebrated productions are Romeo and Juliet directed by Milton Katselas (3 LADCC Awards), Dylan (3 LADCC Awards), Dream Man, Lone Star, Balm In Gilead, Four, The Tenth Man, Visions and Lovers, Rabbit Hole, La Ronde De Lunch, Influence, and Mad Women. In addition to his work for KTC, Gary has produced for the prestigious Matrix Theatre Company, where he was associated with the celebrated productions The Homecoming, Endgame, and The Seagull. For television he co-produced Sadie and Son (CBS) and the sitcom pilot Man In The Kitchen (ABC). He is the Executive Producer for award-winning director Chuck Workman's documentary, The Actor’s Life.

Michael Kearns (Producer) is an artist-activist. His role as such has endured for nearly three decades; one of his first AIDS-related works, AIDS/US, was produced in collaboration with Gary Grossman and presented at the Skylight Theatre twenty-seven years ago. As one of the Co-Artistic Directors (along with Tony Abatemarco and Grossman), this is the third World AIDS Day entries Kearns has produced at the Skylab.

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