GLM's Latest Production Premieres in July
Playwright in Residence, Christopher Daniels, is the author of our upcoming production, Last Call at the Old Southwest. The play examines specific moments throughout LGBT history in a dive drag cabaret bar known as the Old Southwest. Owner and star, Mother Mary, deals with her want for love and acceptance in a time where both are in short supply.
Daniels wrote a one-man show entitled "UNDRESSED: A One Weave Show" under the guise of his drag queen later ego, Miss Ginger Devine. Daniels won Sierra Arts 2014 Grant for theatre. You can click on the video below to see a short clip from the show.
Last Call opens July 3rd and runs through til August 1st. Click here in order to purchase tickets.
deepsouth film screening huge success
deepsouth is a documentary exploring the often unspoken story about HIV in the rural southern American region. The film screening was part of World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to spread awareness about AIDS, support those living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away. Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been the first global health day celebrated worldwide. This day is an occasion for participants to learn the facts about HIV and put their knowledge into action.
We were so honored and thrilled to host this incredible event bringing public health activists, HIV speakers, and community agencies - including Northern Nevada HOPES, UNR, and Northern Nevada Outreach Team - to engage in a constructive dialogue around HIV prevention.
Though medical advancements have made HIV/AIDS a more manageable disease than 20 years ago, other factors including poverty, racism, homophobia contribute to making the virus a life-threatening condition. Similarly, stigma and misinformation continue to run rampant impacting the mental well-being of those living with the disease.
At GLM we believe in continuing to bridge and marry art and activism together as we aim to tell stories here that are relevant and prevalent to our community.
We are so thrilled and excited for our 2015 season; we will make announcements about the upcoming year shortly. Here's a little tidbit. Our 2015 Playwright in Residence is Christopher Daniels. Daniels, who most recently wrote and starred in his own one-man show at GLM, is working fervently on a new project that is set to premiere next year. However, in order to complete his project he needs your help! He is looking for personal anecdotes, stories, and feelings relating to LGBTQ culture and the bar scene over the past 50 years - specifically 1973, 1993, and 2013. You do not need to identify as LGBTQ in order to fill out the survey, as long as you have experience with the LGBTQ community. All responses are anonymous. Daniels will simply use responses to ensure his work is historically accurate and reflects authentic emotions of the time. Thank you in advance for you help!
Christopher Daniels is the current managing director of Good Luck Macbeth Theatre