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Los Angeles LGBT Center Announces DRAGTASTIC NYC

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Los Angeles LGBT Center Announces DRAGTASTIC NYC Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions have announced a special, one night only event - the world premiere screening and DVD release party for the comedy film DRAGTASTIC NYC, produced and directed by Andrea Meyerson as part of her One Night Standup series. The evening's program will include the film in its entirety plus 30 minutes of never before seen footage, including bonus features with Mimi Imfurst. Along with a Q & A featuring cast members Pandora Boxx, Kelly Mantle, Harmonica Sunbeam, and director Meyerson, there will be live performances by the three performers and a VIP release party for the new DVD. Shot in 2010 in New York City for the Logo Network, DRAGTASTIC NYC stars Bianca Del Rio, Harmonica Sunbeam, Hedda Lettuce, Kelly Mantle, and is hosted by Pandora Boxx.

General admission tickets are $30. VIP tickets ($60) include preferred seating, a copy of the DVD, and a post-show reception. Seats are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at (323) 860-7300. Net proceeds from all ticket sales will support the full range of free and low-cost programs and services offered by the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard), in Hollywood, 90038.

Andrea Meyerson is an award-winning creator of film and television programming as well as a successful producer of concerts and live comedy shows. As founder and president of StandOut Productions, she has produced and directed more than 25 feature films, television specials and series episodes which continue to air on Showtime and Viacom's Logo Network. In 2002, Meyerson produced and directed the award-winning comedy documentary Laughing Matters. The success of the critically acclaimed film spawned three sequels. She began creating original television programming in 2007. She produced and directed numerous standup comedy specials featuring popular comics such as Niecy Nash, Alec Mapa, Kate Clinton, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Jessica Kirson, and many others. She also created the One Night Stand Up series for Viacom's Logo Network, delivering 10 episodes, each showcasing a group of diverse comics. In 2012 Meyerson produced and directed the full-length documentary I Stand Corrected. The film premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. Still playing at film festivals worldwide, I Stand Corrected has won a total of nine audience and/or jury awards. Since founding StandOut Productions in 1997, Meyerson has staged live events featuring Wanda Sykes, Roseanne Barr, k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, Joan Armatrading, and Brandi Carlile. The recipient of numerous awards for her activism in the areas of LGBT and women's rights, Meyerson was recognized with the Los Angeles LGBT Center 's L.A.C.E (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award in 2002. PowerUp honored her as one of the "10 Amazing Women in Showbiz" in 2004. In 2006, she received the Outstanding Women Award from the Women's Image Network. She made history in 2007 when she became the first out lesbian to receive the YWCA's Women of Achievement Award in the Arts & Entertainment Category. In 2008, she was honored with the prestigious Human Rights Campaign's "Local Hero Award." Meyerson is also the founder of Women On A Roll, one of the country's largest social organizations for lesbians.


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