WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR OUR THIRD ANNUAL, 10 MINUTE PLAYFEST! CLICK THE TAB ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!! 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.