GAYFEST NYC - 2008

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Opened May 14, 2008
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Mainstage May 14 - 24: Edward the King May 27 - June 1: Spill the Wine June 4 - 14: Jumping Blind Studio Theatre May 23 - June 1: The Wrath of Aphrodite June 6 - 15: Steve Hayes' Hollywood Reunion The not-for-profit GAYFEST NYC - 2008 features five fully-produced Main Stage and Studio Theatre productions featuring Actors' Equity Association casts and a Broadway-caliber creative staff. This year's Festival includes talk-backs with the authors and appearances by celebrated members of the LGBT community. Each of the five productions present a major new work by a gay author or spotlighting gay-friendly subject matter, spanning a range of genres from hard-hitting dramas to jewel box musicals. GAYFEST NYC's mission is to develop new voices for the LGBT community by expanding the reach and accessibility of both emerging and established playwrights. Profits of GAYFEST NYC's fundraising efforts are used to provide scholarships and after school programs for students of Harvey Milk High School in New York City. Founded in 1985 in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, Harvey Milk High School is a fully-accredited, inclusive, voluntary public high school focusing on the educational needs of children who are in crisis or at risk of physical violence and/or emotional harm. GAYFEST NYC 2008 PLAYS ARE: Mainstage May 14 - 24: Edward the King by David Brendan Hopes directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne May 27 - June 1: Spill the Wine by Brian Dykstra directed by Margarett Perry June 4 - 14: Jumping Blind by Philip Gerson directed by David Hilder Studio Theatre May 23 - June 1: The Wrath of Aphrodite by Tim O'Leary directed by Martin Casella June 6 - 15: Steve Hayes' Hollywood Reunionby Steve Hayes directed by Vincent J. Cardinal

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NEWS

Dykstra, Hayes, Hoeppner, Rooney, et al. Set for GAYFEST NYC - May 13, 2008

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