The entire text is adapted from Larry Kramer's speech The Tragedy of Today's Gays, which he delivered on November 21, 2004, shortly after the reelection of George W. Bush. I read it again after the election of 2016 and found much of it so moving and relevant. I shared the adaptation with Mr. Kramer before he passed two years ago. I thank that cast for their creativity and passion for this material. The decision for the actors to use folders for their scripts was mine.
David G. Zak
The Mission of Open Space Arts
Open Space Arts illuminates contemporary and historical issues through film and live performances. OSA will perform where the arts can have the most impact.
With the freedom to perform anywhere, from libraries, theaters, empty storefronts, and online, OSA can respond quickly to bring important issues to life.
Center on Halsted
Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.
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The cast on the terrace at Center on Halsted
Thanks to the donors who made THE KRAMER PROJECT happen.
David Zak and Christopher Kirbabas
Jay Deratany and Curt Smith
Mary Beilder Gearen
Amber Mandley and Cheri Tatar
Ailika Iris Taylor