Friday, September 28, 2007

If you love theatre and gayness...

I'll be sitting on a stage where such things are being discussed tomorrow:

In association with
“What's Gay at this Stage?
Gay Playwrights Discuss the Theater”

Saturday, September 29th, 2007, 3:00 pm

Moderated by Michael Paller, and featuring John Fisher, Garret Jon Groenveld, Tommy Murphy, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Duy Nguyen and Brian Thorstenson

New Conservatory Theatre Center
Decker Theatre
25 Van Ness Avenue @ Market Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 861-8972
Admission is FREE

the official blurb:

San Francisco, CA - GuyWriters, the network for gay male writers in the Bay Area, kicks off a new season of events with “What's Gay at this Stage? Gay Playwrights Discuss the Theater” on September 29th at 3 :00 pm at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. “Our international panel of award-winning gay playwrights,” says event organizer Matthew Graham Smith, a professional director and actor who currently teaches at American Conservatory Theater, “will discuss a broad variety of issues facing contemporary gay theater artists, as well as answering questions from the audience.”

The discussion will be moderated by MICHAEL PALLER, the dramaturg at American Conservatory Theater, and feature JOHN FISHER, the Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros; GARRET JON GROENVELD, a local favorite playwright from PlayGround; TOMMY MURPHY, an internationally produced playwright whose work is currently onstage at New Conservatory; PETER SINN NACHTRIEB, an award-winning San Francisco-based playwright; DUY NGUYEN, the Artistic Director of One4All Theater: Contemporary Asian American Drama; and BRIAN THORSTENSON, a playwright whose latest work will open in February at Central Works.

GuyWriters invites the general public and especially emerging playwrights to the event. This event will inaugurate GuyWriters' new playwrights group, which aims to foster interactive collaborations between emerging playwrights and San Francisco's vibrant performance scene. The event will be followed by a new production of Tommy Murphy's Holding the Man, directed by Matthew Graham Smith, at the New Conservatory. The panel discussion is free, and the general public is invited; tickets for Holding the Man may be purchased by calling the NCTC box office at (415) 861-8672 or visiting the website at

GuyWriters celebrates and supports the literary creativity of the gay male community by presenting a professional speakers' series, facilitating writers groups, promoting members' work through performances and publications, and emailing a monthly newsletter about the local gay literary scene.


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