ONE Archives Foundation, in collaboration with Invisible Histories Project, announced today that a brand-new Q&A will follow an encore and final presentation of the historic virtual reading of Larry Kramer's Tony-winning play The Normal Heart.
The new conversation will feature Emmy-winning director Paris Barclay and members of the cast. The benefit virtual reading will stream on ONE Archive Foundation's Eventive page on Saturday, Dec. 4, in honor of World AIDS Day so to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV.
This presentation of The Normal Heart first took place in May 2021 to high acclaim, reaching audiences nationwide and in 19 countries. The reading marked the first time the play featured a cast that is predominately BIPOC and LGBTQ.
The virtual reading features an all-star cast, including Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther); Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black, Promising Young Woman); Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy); Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insatiable): Guillermo Díaz (Scandal, Weeds); Jake Borelli (Grey's Anatomy, The Thing About Harry); Ryan
O'Connell (Special, Will & Grace); Daniel Newman (Walking Dead, Homeland); Jay Hayden (Station 19, The House Bunny); and Danielle Savre (Station 19, Heroes). The virtual reading will include a special introduction by Martin Sheen.
The encore presentation will take place on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. CT.. Tickets are now on sale and proceeds will support ONE Archives Foundation's LGBTQ initiatives. Tickets ($20-$100 each) can be purchased at onearchives.org/normalheart. Student tickets are available for $10 per ticket for the 2 p.m. performance only.