By Sarah Sloan, Theatre Bay Area Communications Intern
The drama over Proposition 8 continues - literally. On June 11, for one night only, Tom Bruett and BATS Improv will host “Marriage Equality Plays,” an evening of short, original plays benefiting the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER). The evening will feature six new short plays by local award-winning playwrights William Bivins, Michelle Carter, Garret Jon Groenveld, Lauren Gunderson, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Lauren Yee, as well as a short improvised offering from BATS performers on marriage equality themes. Directors include Tom Bruett, Paul Cello of Instrumental Theatre and Jessica Heidt of Climate Theatre; performers include Bay Area veteran actors such as Velina Brown, Reggie D. White and Stacey Ross. On hand to officiate will be San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, Supervisor Mark Farrell of District 2 and Supervisor Scott Wiener of District 8.
AFER is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to protecting and advancing equal rights and is the sole sponsor of the federal court challenge of California’s Proposition 8. The benefit performance takes place at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 11. The venue is BATS Improv's Bayfront Theater, B350 Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
For more information, visit www.marriageequalityplays.com.