THE NORMAL HEART TalkOut Series
Immediately following selected performances, distinguished members of the community led theTalkOut series of talkbacks that underscored the themes and historical context of the play.
The Freedom to Marry In—and Since—THE NORMAL HEART
With Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry and author of Why Marriage Matters
amfAR: 25 Years Making AIDS History
A discussion with amFAR Chairman Kenneth Cole and amfAR CEO Kevin Frost
Friends In Deed, AIDS and the Rent Connection
With Cynthia O'Neal, co-founder and president of Friends In Deed and Anthony Rapp, actor and Friends In Deed board member
Connecting the Dots of History: How Religion-Based Bigotry Stifled Early Proper AIDS Funding
With Mitchell Gold of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Jimmy Creech, author of Adam's Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays
A Conversation About What It Means to be Gay in America Today
With Dr. Joy Browne, WOR radio psychologist
With co-founders Gavin Creel and Rory O'Malley.
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS—Its History and Purpose
With David Sheppard, Executive Director of DIFFA
The United Nations: The Global AIDS Response: Past, Present and Future
With Jeffrey O’Malley, Director, HIV/AIDS Group, United Nations Development Program
The Legal Battle for Marriage Equality in New York
With Brian Ellner, HRC Senior Campaign Strategist
Responding to the Crisis—Past, Present and Future: The Actors Fund’s HIV/AIDS Initiative
With Joseph P. Benincasa, President and CEO and Barbara Davis, COO, The Actors Fund
The Next Ten Years: How Research Can End AIDS
How research currently underway has the potential to end the epidemic and cure the disease with Mark Harrington, Executive Director of Treatment Action Group, and Dr. Roy M. ‘Trip’ Gulick, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital; moderated by journalist Mark Schoofs, HIV/AIDS reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
Elton John AIDS Foundation:(Re)Living History: HIV/AIDS and a New Generation
With Tom Donahue, founder of Who's Positive and Daniel O'Neill, co-founder DC HIV Prevention Working Group and the ToolK!t Campaign.
*Schedule and speakers subject to change without notice.