Playwright David Lee has incorporated my Pulse essay, Their Phones Kept Ringing, into a play selected to run at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Such an honor! Via press release:
David Lee, recipient of the 2016 Orlando International Fringe Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award has created an original theatrical event that shares stories and experiences from the days, weeks and months following the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub attack that occurred in Orlando on June 12th, 2016. Interviews, blog postings and stories from the Orlando Sentinel newspaper come to life on stage in a very personal and intimate way through a company of six local actors.
The original monologue collection will be performed during a preview for the press on Sunday May 14th at 9:15pm in the Brown Venue at the Orlando Fringe Festival and then for six more performances from May 17th – 28th. All Orlando Fringe Festival tickets are $12 and the tickets for the performance on June 11th are $20.
All net proceeds from The Orlando Fringe performances will be donated to the newly announced 49 Fund, an endowed scholarship fund administered by The Central Florida Foundation. This scholarship is offered specifically to LGBT students in Central Florida.
A Special One Night Only Performance will take place on the eve of the One Year Anniversary of the attack on Pulse Nightclub on Sunday June 11th @ 7pm in the Margeson Theater at The Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Loch Haven Park. All net proceeds from this event will benefit The onePulse Foundation. Tickets will be available at the door.