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A.C.T. Presents One-Night Staged Reading of Black's '8' Tonight, 10/7A.C.T. Presents One-Night Staged Reading of Black's '8' Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), in association with the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, has announced a one-night-only staged reading of "8," the landmark play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. The play was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. The reading will take place tonight, October 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

A.C.T. Announces One-Night Staged Reading of Black's '8', 10/7A.C.T. Announces One-Night Staged Reading of Black's '8', 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), in association with the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, has announced a one-night-only staged reading of "8," the landmark play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8. The play was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. The reading will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 7 p.m. at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

Brad Pitt Joins Cast of Proposition 8 Play Reading for Live YouTube BroadcastBrad Pitt Joins Cast of Proposition 8 Play Reading for Live YouTube Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact have announced the addition of Golden Globe-winner and Academy and Emmy Award-nominee Brad Pitt to the cast of the West Coast premiere reading of the play '8.' The reading is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sold Out '8' Premiere Red CarpetPhoto Coverage: Sold Out '8' Premiere Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Sep 20, 2011

Last night the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact launched the all-star Broadway premiere of '8' to a packed and enthusiastic audience. The play, which chronicles the historic trial in the federal legal challenge to California's Proposition 8, was written by AFER Founding Board Member and Academy Award-winning writer Dustin Lance Black and directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello. (more...)

Dustin Lance Black Penned, Joe Mantello Directed Prop 8 Play to Receive Broadway Reading Sep. 19thDustin Lance Black Penned, Joe Mantello Directed Prop 8 Play to Receive Broadway Reading Sep. 19th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2011

The American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact have announced the Broadway premiere of '8', a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal legal challenge to California's Proposition 8, written by AFER Founding Board Member and Academy-Award winning writer Dustin Lance Black and directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello. (more...)