Marriage Equality is a topic that has been in the news a lot lately. While public perception is shifting, and national polls show just over 50 percent of folks believe in the freedom to marry for committed gay and lesbian couples there is still much work to be done if we’re going to win here in Oregon.
What better way to show your support for the freedom to marry and support a former Pride Foundation Grantee than to spend an evening at the theater? Bring your friends, family, and others; especially those who haven’t fully embraced marriage equality, (come on, admit it, you have that special friend who needs that extra nudge).
Artists Repertory Theatre is the longest-running professional theater company in Portland. Pride Foundation is very excited to sponsor the play, Standing On Ceremony.
The work consists of nine, 10-minute plays written by a variety of very well-known playwrights on topics and issues surrounding gay marriage, performed in a staged-reading format by local performers.
The playwrights whose short plays are featured in the Standing On Ceremony anthology are Obie and Ace Award winner Mo Gaffney, Heideman Award winner Jordan Harrison, Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Moisés Kaufman, Tony Award nominee Neil LaBute, Sundance Jury Prize winner Wendy McLeod, Obie Award winner José Rivera, Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Paul Rudnick, and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright. To produce these plays rights-holders require that a portion of the proceeds be donated to a local organization working toward marriage equality and request that a wedding cake is served after each show.
Artists Rep has partnered with Basic Rights Oregon, who will share the proceeds of this production.
Friday & Saturday, April 6 & 7 @ 10pm
Friday & Saturday, April 13 &14 @ 7:30pm
Sunday April 15 @ 2pm
Thursday –Saturday, April 19-21 @ 7:30pm
Artists Repertory Theatre – Morrison Stage (15th and Morrison St.)
503.241.1278 or www.artistsrep.org
Jett Johnson is Pride Foundation’s Regional Development Organizer in Oregon. Email Jett.