I recommend you consider attending this upcoming benefit, which takes place on November 28th, and reflects on the past 30 years of raising AIDS awareness. A lot has been accomplished, but there's a long way to go. Looks like a special evening, with a lot of talent involved.
From the website:
Thirty years after the virus devastated
New York City, swept the nation, and forever changed the world, a new
threat looms, that of complacency. HIV/AIDS is a problem that has yet to
be overcome, and as the harrowing days of the early 1980s slip further
from the public conscience and strides are made in treatment, there is
the widespread and dangerous misconception that the virus no longer
serves as cause for concern. Through the use of the performing and
visual arts, this event will honor all those who have been lost
senselessly due to this vicious disease, celebrate those who have
championed the afflicted, and mark a renewed commitment to ending this
pandemic that has robbed us of too many bright futures.
Tickets are here.
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.