A BENEFIT FOR GAYS AGAINST GUNS
THE PULSE PROJECT : A BENEFIT FOR GAYS AGAINST GUNS
Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson Street, NYC
Sunday, June 11th, 2017 @ 5PM
Suggested Donation $10
Directed by Thom Fogarty
Cast: C Bain, Matt Cohn, Janice Danielle, Joslyn DeFreece, Lulu Fogarty, Paige Gilbert, Nicholas Gorham, Adriel Irizarry, Washington Kirk, Jamel Tyre Mack, Jolene Marquez, Sam Morales, Jonelle Robinson, Tracy Thompson, Amos Wolff and Alisha Woods.
Last year, in the early hours of June 12th, a lone gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Less than an hour later, 49 people were dead, and 53 wounded.
We had just arrived at the Kenyon Playwrights Conference, where we met a powerful, engaged group of friends and colleagues. For a few days, we wandered around in a daze, seeking ways to talk about it, not talk about it, wish it would go away. But of course, that was impossible. We still need to talk about it, until it never happens again.
After a few months of struggling with how to give these hard-working, interesting, funny and valuable humans a voice,
Alyson Mead reached out to us, to see if we’d be interested in helping her write The Pulse Project.
Together, we created a piece we’re staging as a reading at Judson Church in New York on June 11th, with all proceeds going to Gays Against Guns.
We wanted to reach out to other, similarly minded theatre companies, to see if they’d be interested in staging their own readings of the work during Pride – for the ones we lost, for this issue, and for anyone still healing from violence.
We think Gays Against Guns said it best, “[We work] to ensure safety for all individuals, particularly vulnerable communities such as people of color, LGBTQ people, religious minorities, and their significant overlap.”
To that end, we’re offering The Pulse Project royalty-free for a limited time, with one caveat: All proceeds derived from the work must be donated to Gays Against Guns.
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