BASiC Theatre Project lends a hand to the Ali Forney Center

The New York City based BASiC Theatre Project will donate a portion of the proceeds of Wednesday’s  season launch party event to the Ali Forney Center. The Ali Forney Center’s  Manhattan drop-in center was damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The center was a place where many homeless LGBT youth in New York City were able to go for food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment and substance abuse services.

 The BASiC Theatre Project is a New York City-based theatre company dedicated to making art that is a catalyst for social change. The project’s season launch party will be held at 7pm Wednesday November 28, 2012 at Art In FLUX, a pop-up art gallery in Harlem, and will feature performances from Julia Mattison (Godspell), Hannah Whitney (Next Broadway Sensation) and Kiah Victoria.

BASiC’s 2013 Season will include a remount of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde as part of GayFest NYC. The play thematically deals with gay identity and gay people being punished by law, with the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde.The 2013 Season will also include a new documentary play revolving around the LGBT experience in the U.S. military before and after the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

RSVP for the event on Facebook, and check out the BASiC Theatre Project’s website.

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