Creating Change San Francisco -- Houston actor Joel Sandel
We speak about the LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change to be held February 17-23rd in San Francisco. We speak with Cathy Renna, Communications Director for the Task Force about the conference and the work of the Task Force. The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. They’re building a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.
Guest: Cathy Renna
We speak with local actor Joel Sandel and his role in the show "Almost Maine". "Almost, Maine" is a play by John Cariani, comprising nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. It premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in 2004, where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim. The play was published by Dramatists Play Service in 2007 and has since become one of the most popular plays in the United States with nearly 100 professional productions and over 5000 community, university, and high school productions to date. It has become one of the most frequently produced plays in North American high schools. It has also received over twenty international productions and has been translated into over a dozen languages. "Almost, Maine" plays at MATCH from February 8-12th.
Guest: Joel Sandel