Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg on Vashon Island

If you missed this show when it was a Dukebay Theatre in Tacoma, here's another chance to see it. Also see my review from the Dukesbay show at
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Get Your Tickets For The Vashon Show April 26th! My friends in the NW... now is the time to get your tickets for "My Brother Kissed Mark Zuckerberg" at the NEW Vashon Island High School Theater April 26th 7:00pm.  The show is part of the VAA New Works series. Tickets are on sale on the Vashon Allied Arts website.

For those coming to the show from Tacoma or Seattle please note showtime is early enough to easily make return ferry connections.  The show runs 1.5 hours (what was I thinking?) with a 20 minute intermission.

Connecting With Young People

One of the reasons I wanted to have the show at the high school was to create opportunities to involve students. We have three distinct programs involving students:
  • The student Marketing Class is putting together the show's program and doing other PR for us.  
  • The QSA (Queer-Straight Alliance club) is curating an exhibit of ACT UP (AIDS activist group) art and other archival materials to be displayed in the week leading up to the show. High school staff member Stephen Floyd was a member of ACT UP and has a treasure trove, from teeshirts to posters that he is letting the students review.  My brother was a member of ACT UP NYC.  ACT UP is prominently featured in the show
  • We will have an in-school program on April 23rd called: "We Were There: Stories from the Plague Years".  Five district staff will each tell a story based on their experiences with AIDS during the late 1980's and early 90's. These stories are poignant and powerful showing the many facets of the epidemic during that terrible time.  I will perform two short pieces from the show.

Those of us touched by AIDS must share our stories with young people.  AIDS is not gone, it is not cured.  It is still a health crisis of global proportions.  Our stories are important, they convey a personal message of the very real danger still present.  And, as I have discovered, in the telling of our stories we heal ourselves and others.  
 Look forward to seeing you at the Vashon show!!!!


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Performance Dates:
April 26, 2014
Vashon Island High School Theater
Vashon, WA

July 19, 2014
8:00 pm
Cider Mill Playhouse
Endicott, NY

More in the works!

Wanted Co-Producers:
We are looking for co-producers interested in helping us move the production forward into other venues and expanding our educational mission.  If this interests you please contact me.

We Still Need Your Help:
Our campaign to raise funds to support the production is still underway. Your help is appreciated! 


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