Wednesday, June 6, 2012


"Rights Of Passage" is a new LGBT play written and produced by Ed Decker and Robert Leone. Ed Decker is Executive Director of the San Francisco Conservatory Theater Center, which is bringing "The Laramie Project - 10 Years Later" to Fresno on June 16th & 17th of 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Hello, we’re Ed Decker and Robert Leone, playwrights and producers of Rights of Passage.
Rights of Passage is a brand-new play that will begin its world premiere run on August 17, 2012 at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. Our play is about people and courage. And strength-- to rise up for what you believe is right. To take joy in the good things that come your way. It's a complex, fast moving story about LGBT people and the worlds they live in.

The Play
The play revolves around three key rights of passage in every person’s life: childhood, adolescence, adulthood. Our story starts on the Indonesian Island of Bali where we meet Wayan a young gay Hindu man. His life and other lives in Africa, the US, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe are woven together. The joyful and the heartrending realities of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender existence.

Rights of Passage is not something you've seen anywhere else which is one of the reasons we're so excited about it. LGBT human rights on a global scale can be overwhelming (it overwhelmed us at first!) but at its heart, this compelling series of interwoven stories, is approached on a very human scale, enlivened with music, dance, humor, digital media and puppetry created especially for this production.

In addition to the play itself, we’ve got some great rewards in store for you--our patrons. We hope that our heartfelt words and these humble offerings will entice you into the magical world of Rights of Passage.

Ten percent of ticket sales from our world premiere run will be donated to advance the outstanding work of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Watch who have supported this project from the beginning. 

Ed and Robert are reaching out to the LGBT Community to help fund this project...
This project will only be funded if at least $30,000 is pledged by Sunday Jul 1, 3:07pm EDT.

Please click on THIS LINK  to pledge financial support for this project...the clock is ticking...

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