7 Miles From Prison | Open: 07/18/10 Close: 07/19/10
7 MILES FROM PRISON explores the journey of growing up gay in the rural south. Shane, the protagonist, intimately details his struggles: his racist family, his love of church and god, and his fear of being different. Chronicled through the eyes of a dozen characters, the story is universal. Everyone must find their own path to self-acceptance and love.
“A sharp one-act... quite moving.”
“David L. Ray is an appealing performer who excels at nuanced character work.” ~ LA Weekly
You might know Willa Cather as the Pulitzer Prize winning author of My Antonia and Death Comes to the Archbishop; what you might not know is that she was a cross-dressing lesbian in Nebraska in 1890, and that she had an adoring secretary/ life partner who called herself "Willa Cather's slave."
Prudence Wright Holmes has performed on and off Broadway and in many regional theatres. On Broadway, she appeared with Meryl Streep in Happy End, Maggie Smith in Lettice and Lovage, George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind, The Light in the Piazza at LincolnCenter and on the National tour. She also had featured roles in the films Sister Act I and I with Whoopi Goldberg, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson and In Dreams with Annette Bening, My Own Love Song with Renee Zellweger and After.Life with Liam Neeson. She wrote and performed her solo show Bexley, OH! at New York Theatre Workshop.
She is the author of Monologue Mastery and Voices ofThinking Jewish Women (Biblio Press 2003) . She has read her work at KGB Red Room, The Living Room, and the Cornelia Street Café.
The American west: cowboys, outlaws, lawmen, Native Americans, buffalo…these are the images that come to mind. In Cyma’s Story, Barbara Kahn re-defines the west as she portrays the world of a Jewish Lesbian immigrant in 1939 Wyoming. With Europe entering a new war, Cyma confronts the "ghosts of Europe" that provoked her escape from a Russian shtetl in 1913 and a new life in Wyoming.
Fresh Fruit Festival | Open: 07/10/06 Close: 07/23/06 The Fourth Annual Fresh Fruit Festival , a celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Arts and Culture takes over New York from Tribeca to Soho , from Chelsea to Midtown , July 10th- July 23rd. Diversity and creativity off the mainstream is the theme of this Festival that always everyone surprises, delights and challenges assumptions. Fresh Fruit presents all genres of art and performance expanding its boundaries as it grows.
Sarah Was Mine | Open: 07/17/10 Close: 07/20/10
A beautifully passionate and genuine story of love and friendship, Sarah Was Mine, makes the 2,800 mile trip from Southern California to the Big Apple. The Fresh Fruit Festival has extended a gracious invitation to the cast and crew of this original 2010 Orange County premiere. Bring tissues to dry your eyes as the honesty of Joseph Fletcher’s original play and life story unravels.
The Fresh Fruit Festival has said it best, “If you think the TV show Will and Grace hasn’t told the entire story of straight woman-gay man friendships, you should be intrigued by the complex, funny, and revealing play about such a friendship”.
Joe Fletcher on Sarah Was Mine “In the summer of 1998 I planned a camping trip to San Onofre Beach with some friends. They bailed and I went alone….I camped, it rained, for three days straight (in July, in CALIFORNIA!) and my borrowed tent leaked. Needless to say, I sat in my car waiting for it to clear. I had brought my sketchpad; I had planned to draw on the beach for 5 days…Well I ended up opening my pen and out came this play… all of the music, all of the characters and all of the drama. I could not stop. It was a story that had to be told. I learned early… write what you know. In this play David is a kindred soul. Sarah is a compilation of many women… with the emphasis on one true love.”
All the efforts of the cast and crew are dedicated to the memory of Joseph Fletcher