The Normal Heart
Directed by John Fisher
215 Jackson St Map It
Larry Kramer (Playwright)
Larry Kramer, a writer and AIDS activist, is a founder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP. His screenplays include the Oscar-nominated Women in Love, and his plays include the Obie-winning and Pulitzer finalist The Destiny of Me, and Tony Award-winning The Normal Heart, which was adapted into an Emmy Award-winning movie for HBO. His novels are Faggots (Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters) and The American People: Volume 1: Search for My Heart. His political writings include the books, Reports from the holocaust and The Tragedy of Today’s Gays. He is the subject of an HBO documentary Larry Kramer in Love and Anger. He was named a Master American Dramatist by the PEN/Laura Pels Int’l. Foundation for Theater. Volume 2 of The American People: The Brutality of Fact will be forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He recently received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Yale.
photo (c) David Shankbone
Pictured left to right: Morgan Lange as Tommy Boatwright, John Fisher as Ned Weeks, and Benoît Monin as Bruce Niles in THE NORMAL HEART by Larry Kramer, a Theatre Rhinoceros Production at The Gateway Theatre (formerly The Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.
Theatre Rhinoceros Signs New Contract with Actors’ Equity Association
Theatre Rhinoceros has forged a new partnership with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 Actors and Stage Managers. The Rhino and AEA have signed a Modified Bay Area Theatre contract, making it easier for members of the actors’ union to audition for and participate in Rhino productions.
Ethan Schwartz, AEA Business Rep, said, “Actors’ Equity is delighted to be partnering with Theatre Rhinoceros as they continue their success as the longest running queer theatre in the world. I am so proud and excited to be working with this dynamic organization.” Rhino Exec. Director, John Fisher, added, “We’ve had so many great Equity actors on our stages as Guest Artists, now they can be a more regular feature of our programming. We’re especially grateful because it will allow us to bring back some AEA Rhino regulars more often.”