The 10 PM-1 AM exhibit at Spirit will feature the works of Tennessee Williams, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Gary Trudeau, Tama Janowitz, Gregory Corso, Kate Millett, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, Ken Kesey and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The evening will be curated by Baron Edmund Voyer and Baird Jones. Born Thomas Lanier Williams on March 26, 1911, Tennessee Williams became one of the most respected playwrights in American theatre history. His first bona fide Broadway success was the 1945 premiere of The Glass Menagerie. Two years later his production of A Streetcar Named Desire earned the young playwright both the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. Among his many other works are The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, Night of the Iguana, Orpheus Descending, Not About Nightingales and Suddenly, Last Summer. Williams died August 13, 1983.
Spirit is located in Manhattan at 534 West 27th Street, off Tenth Avenue. Voluntary donations may be made at the door for the charity.