May 14 - 24: Edward the King
May 27 - June 1: Spill the Wine
June 4 - 14: Jumping Blind
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:
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
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