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The New York Times

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ANNOUNCING OUR FIFTH FESTIVAL
MAY 23 – JUNE 16, 2013



IN THE JUNE HAVOC THEATRE
TWO DANGEROUS AND POWERFUL NEW PLAYS



MAY 23 – JUNE 2

A motion picture-perfect romance
explodes into deception and public outrage.

 


directed by Steven Petrillo





JUNE 6 – JUNE 16

Abraham Lincoln loved his wife, his children, the Union,
the United States of America…and Joshua Speed.

(World Premiere)




directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne




AND IN THE DOROTHY STRELSIN THEATRE
A VERY SPECIAL EVENT



MAY 30 – JUNE 16

The great man of letters is destroyed
 by a love that dare not speak its name
.

 



directed by Zi Alikhan

The BASiC Theatre Project is a New York City-based theatre company
dedicated to making art that is a catalyst for social change.
basictheatreproject.com






TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 15
at Theatermania.com or call 212-352-3101



ABINGDON THEATRE ARTS COMPLEX

312 West 36th Street, New York City








2011 NATIONAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARD NOMINEE
This One Girl’s Story
Book by Bil Wright, Music & Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney


2010 HARRY WEIDER AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Presented to Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman by All Out Arts, Inc.


The not-for-profit GAYFEST NYC, Inc. is a New York City arts organization that nurtures playwrights and develops new LGBT and other minority plays and musicals for world stages and film and television production. GAYFEST NYC, Inc. presents a biennial festival showcasing those works most ready for production and offers other productions and readings throughout the year.

GAYFEST NYC, Inc. is a New York State 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation that benefits The Harvey Milk High School, a fully-accredited, voluntary New York City public high school focused on the educational needs of teenagers who are in crisis or at risk of physical violence and/or emotional harm in a traditional educational environment. GAYFEST NYC, Inc. is committed to sharing its gifts and its dollars with the next generation of LGBT Americans and, to this end, monies raised through ticket sales and other specialized fundraising efforts throughout the year are used to provide classes, mentoring programs and scholarships for students of The Harvey Milk High School.

Since June 2007, GAYFEST NYC, Inc. has presented forty scholarships to graduating seniors of Harvey Milk High School and has initiated and financed programming, including the current professionally-taught Playwriting class that has become one of the most popular accredited elective classes at the school.

 





2012 RECIPIENTS of GAYFEST NYC SCHOLARSHIPS


Cristian Sanchez
 
Joseph Seck




The GAYFEST NYC Community Service Award is presented annually to a courageous, visionary and dedicated individual or organization whose selfless acts of care, sustained commitment and outstanding service have enhanced the quality of life for members of the LGBT community.

 

2012 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT

THOMAS KREVER

Thomas Krever has worked in the nonprofit field for over two decades bringing quality services to at-risk and fringe-youth populations throughout the nation as well as training the organizations and communities that support them. As the Executive Director of The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Thomas works every day to help Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth find a safe haven of support where they are free to develop their own strengths and resiliencies to interact in a world that can be overtly hostile and even questioning of their basic human rights.   

Thomas Krever





2011 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENT

DAVID MIXNER

Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and public affairs advisor, David Mixner has been involved in public life, policy, business and a writer for over fifty years. His blog davidmixner.com is one of the fastest growing blogs in America. He is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Stranger Among Friends and the number one bestseller Brave Journeys. Over the years, Mr. Mixner has worked in over seventy-five campaigns as campaign manager, fund-raiser or strategist. He is currently a successful international public affairs/strategic-planning consultant with an expertise in HIV/AIDS and has worked on projects in Russia, Africa and the United States

David Mixner

PLEASE EXPERIENCE DAVID MIXNER’S EXTRAORDINARY SPEECH:
CLICK HERE





THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED OUR 2012 GALA
“FALL FOR HARVEY MILK” – October 22, 2012


Guest Host, JIM BROCHU


Entertainers ROSENA M. HILL, SIDNEY J. BURGOYNE, PATRICIA NOONAN


Musical Director JAMES BASSI


JACK W. BATMAN, honoree THOMAS KREVER, BRUCE ROBERT HARRIS


WE LOVE ALL OUR RAFFLE WINNERS!


PLEASE EXPERIENCE THE 2012 GALA
"FALL FOR HARVEY MILK"

THOMAS KREVER RECEIVES THE GAYFEST NYC
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, OCTOBER 25, 2012
CLICK HERE

CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS
AT THE GAYFEST NYC GALA, OCTOBER 25, 2012
CLICK HERE


 

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