WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR OUR THIRD ANNUAL, 10 MINUTE PLAYFEST!
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ETC's annual 10-minute fest is going into a third year. The production will be next September, but we're moving the writing prompt and deadlines up to allow more time for production: Theme: "GAYDAR"
“inclusIVitY - the Ivy Bottini Story”
written by Alvin Schnupp. Directed by Den-Nickolas Schaeffer-Smith.
MAY 25, 26, 27 and JUNE 1, 2, 3, 2018
at THEATREWORKS 2085 Monroe Ave.
inclusivity – the Ivy Bottini Story. Written in rhyme, as a series of poems/songs, the play is a tribute to artist and activist Ms. Bottini, who co-founded the NYC Chapter of NOW. After coming out as a lesbian, Ivy was expelled from the organization by Betty Friedan. Ivy toured the country with a one-woman show, fought California Prop 6 (An effort to remove gay teachers from the classroom) and California Prop 64 (An effort to require all HIV+ individuals to be registered). She is full of sass, fire and humor.
inclusivity – the Ivy Bottini Story. Ivy Bottini is a legendary activist. For 16 years, she was married, worked as an artist at Newsday and raised two daughters. She co-founded the New York City Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women) with Betty Friedan, but Ivy was expelled from the organization when she came out as a lesbian. Ivy moved to LA, wrote and toured the country in a one-woman show, fought against Proposition 6 (An initiative designed to remove gay teachers from the classroom) and Proposition 64 (An initiative to create a registry of HIV+ people, possibly quarantining them). Ivy hosted “It’s a Gay Life” on public radio. She fought for AIDS awareness and was an amazing human rights proponent. She is full of sass, spunk, humor and blazing honesty.
More about Ivy Bottini
Art Director for Newsday for 16 years
Owner of 3 art galleries
Married and mother of 2 children
Co-Founder of NYC Chapter of NOW (National Organization for Women)
Designs logo for NOW
President of NYC Chapter of NOW
Comes out as a lesbian
Expelled from NOW by Betty Friedan
Participated in “Women of the World Unite” Banner at Statue of Liberty
Performed and toured US with one-woman show
Hosted first lesbian/gay radio show on mainstream network
Campaigns against Proposition 6 (Briggs Initiative to ban gay teachers)
Campaigns against Proposition 64 (LaRouche Initiative to identify/quarantine people with AIDS)
Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown: California Commission on Aging
Leads AIDS awareness movement
Co-Founded AIDS Project Los Angeles
Receives Morris Knight Lifetime Achievement Award
Profiled in the film “On These Shoulders We Stand”
MORE ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Al Schnupp is a professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Schnupp studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and holds a doctorate from UCLA. Throughout his career, he directed and designed numerous productions for academic and professional theatres. Mr. Schnupp was the recipient of the Margo Jones National Playwriting Award for the play My Body. His play, Censored, about the life of artist Kathe Kollwitz, was produced at The Invisible Theatre in Tucson. The Stone Circle, a full-length adult puppet show, co-authored and designed by Mr. Schnupp, was produced at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta and won an UNIMA International Citation of Excellence. Zero to Infinity, an political spoof, was performed at the KCACTF Region 8 Festival. The Site was produced at the American Theatre of Actors in New York City and at Walkerspace in New York City. Other original, produced plays include Antigone and Letters to Soldiers Lost, Living Stones, The MerryWinkle International Troupe of Vagabonds Performs a Delicious Potpourri of Fantastical Fairy Tales and Astonishing Folk Legends, CrossRoads and The Collection, a play about art collector, Peggy Guggenheim. His work can be seen on www.playsanddesigns.com.