"Don't hide your green hair,
they can see it anyway."

Morris to his grandson Harvey, as remembered by Stuart Milk

greenhaircreative imagines, advocates and produces work in Charlotte's arts,
LGBTQ and social justice communities that highlight the stories of LGBT pioneers.

Harvey Milk Day
Charlotte | May 22, 2017

Readings of the tribute play "Dear Harvey"

Stories of Harvey Milk – the people he knew, the lives he changed.
By Patricia Loughrey | Music by Thomas Hodges
Intimate, surprising stories based on interviews with Harvey's nephew Stuart Milk, campaign manager Anne Kronenberg, AIDS Quilt founder Cleve Jones and other activists. This spirited tribute reaffirms his impact and the continued relevance of his campaign towards equality, almost four decades after his assassination. Harvey Milk would have been 87 this year.

Attend a reading of "Dear Harvey"

Levine Museum of the New South – Monday | Noon
Bring your own lunch. Iced tea/water provided. Featured artists: Polly Adkins, Charlton Alicea, Frances Bendert, Dennis Delamar, Christopher Jones, Zach Radhuber. Directed by Dan Kirsch. Production Manager-Vito Abate. Admission $8; includes 30-35 minutes of excerpts from the play, Museum exhibition K(NO)W Justice | K(NO)W Peace, and facilitated conversation with Joshua Burford, Assistant Director for Sexual & Gender Diversity at UNC Charlotte, and archivist with the Donaldson King, Sue Henry, Black Brockington Community LGBTQ Archive. Advance tickets thru Levine Museum. Host website: museumofthenewsouth.org

Theatre Charlotte – Monday | 7:30pm
Featured artists: Polly Adkins, Charlton Alicea, Frances Bendert, Veda Covington, Dennis Delamar, Christopher Jones, Zach Radhuber, Hank West. Directed by Dan Kirsch. Production Manager-Vito Abate. Accompanist-ZacharyTarlton. Free Admission | Pass-the-Hat.

Chickspeare – Monday | 7:30pm
Location: NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte. Featured artists: Nicia Carla, Joanna Gerdy, Andrea King, Anne Lambert, Lane Morris, Sheila Proctor, Sarah Provencal, Karina Roberts, Gina Stewart. Free Admission | Outdoor Reading/Bring your Lawn Chair | Pass-the-Hat. chickspeare.org

Additional Reading

Levine Jewish Community Center
Wednesday, May 24, 7:30pm. Featured artists: Polly Adkins, Charlton Alicea, Frances Bendert, Veda Covington, Dennis Delamar, Christopher Jones, Zach Radhuber. Directed by Dan Kirsch. Production Manager-Vito Abate. Free admission | Pass-the-Hat.

Reserve Tickets | Donate

Reserve your ticket for any of the four readings; please reserve as COMP tickets.
Any pass-the-hat donations will be split between host organization, the formation of a SAGE Charlotte Chapter (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), and royalties and printing costs. Donations are tax-deductible thru fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas. Support the readings with a gift of $87 (I am a Bullhorn), $57 (I am a Camera), or $27 (I am All of Us). Harvey was famous for standing on a soapbox and delivering his message through a bullhorn; he owned a camera store; and he would say "I am all of us" to convey his vision of equality.

Resources

Harvey Milk Foundation
Patricia Loughrey, Playwright
Thomas Hodges, Composer
SAGE

Voices for Justice

(Voices promoting the readings)
Greenspon Center for Peace & Social Justice
Keshet Committee at Temple Beth El
Paperhouse Theatre
Theatre Charlotte
Three Bone Theatre

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Dan Kirsch | Creative Director
Email | dearharvey@gmail.com
Website updated May 15, 2017

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