Featuring "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie and his real-life partner Ryan Spahn, the reading will be held June 2 at 7:30 PM at The Greenhouse Theater. AFT artistic director Andrew Volkoff will direct.
"The Last Sunday In June is a fascinating look back at how much has changed in the LGBTQ landscape over the past ten years," press notes state. "It's the last Sunday in June 2003, the day of the annual Gay Pride Parade through New York's Greenwich Village. Tom and Michael, his partner of seven years, intend to spend the day planning their impending move from the Big Apple to the upstate town of Nyack, but their plans are rerouted as one friend after another drops by to view the parade from the window of their Christopher Street apartment. An afternoon originally designated for things domestic instead turns into a series of conversations about relationships, self-acceptance and the very meaning of what it is to be gay, eventually calling into question Tom and Michael's relationship itself."
The line-up of readings, performances and special events celebrating the LGBTQIA experience will continue throughout June.
"Lesbians & Literature," a panel discussion and performance exploring gay women in literature, will be presented June 10 at 7 PM. Hosted by AFT artistic associate Paul Oakley Stovall as part of the PivotArts Festival, the discussion will be held at Uncommon Ground, featuring playwright Marilyn Campbell, AFT artistic associate Elizabeth Ledo, playwright and actress Pat Kane and others.
The celebration will conclude with Methtacular!, Steven Strafford's autobiographical play about the years he was a meth addict. Directed by Adam Fitzgerald, the play will be performed June 17 at American Theater Company. "Methtacular! is Steven Strafford's hilarious and harrowing account of his three year run as a crystal meth addict in Chicago," press notes state. "As Steven weaves together stories, songs and 'Facts of Life' references, audiences will laugh their way down into the depths of a drug addled, sex crazed life."
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