WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
At the home of Ethel Klein and Edward Krugman, 247 West 12th Street, NYC
The Robert Giard Foundation cordially invites you to its 4th Annual Fellowship Benefit with special guest of honor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham (The Hours). Proceeds from this event will support the annual Robert Giard Fellowship for emerging photographers and filmmakers working on themes of gender, sexuality, and the LGBT experience.
$150 per ticket; Benefit Sponsor tickets: $250, $500 (pair). All tickets are tax deductible less $25.
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This past Monday night's free screening of "The New Black" by Yoruba Richen, the 2011-2012 Robert Giard Foundation Fellow, drew a large and enthusiastic crowd to the CUNY Graduate Center. Professor andré carrington of Drexell University, a board member of CUNY’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS), and Giard board president Carl Sylvestre were on hand to introduce the film and the director. Following the screening, Ms. Richen took questions from the audience and was joined onstage by Karess Taylor-Hughes, who features prominently in the film as one of the activists
María Irene Fornés and Her Mother, New York, NY, 1990
Dramatist María Irene Fornés was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1930 and immigrated with her family to the United States in 1945. She started her artistic career as a painter before turning to playwriting in the early 1960s. Fornés’s first play to be performed on stage was Tango Palace (originally produced as There! You Died! in 1963). Her best-known play, Fefu and Her Friends (1977), looks at a group of women,their relationships,