Dixon Place presents
FROM THE FRONT PORCH:
an Evening with David Mixner
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Produced by Tim Ranney for Dixon Place
Monday, July 11 at 7:30pm
A BENEFIT FOR DIXON PLACE and THE ALI FORNEY CENTER
Monday, July 18 at 7:30
July 11 Benefit:
$100 - $3000
$50 Reserved Priority (includes complimentary drink)
$15 (advance) / $20 (door)
From his chair on a countryside 'Front Porch' set, David will captivate his guests with a fascinating personal and historical portrait of America throughout several of its most turbulent periods including the anti-war demonstrations of the 60's, the sexual revolution of the 70's, the dark days of the AIDS crisis in the 80's, and the showdown of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the 90's. The chapters of Front Porch will be interwoven with special music by Josh Zuckerman and Holly Holcomb to highlight the narrative content. The July 11th performance is a benefit for Dixon Place and the Ali Forney Center.
DAVID MIXNER Author, political strategist, civil rights activist and public affairs advisor David Mixner blogs on his passions: progressive politics, foreign policy, LGBT rights and wildlife advocacy.
Once named by Newsweek as the most powerful gay man in America, David has been a highly regarded leader in American politics and international human rights for over 40 years. He writes daily from midtown Manhattan on www.davidmixner.com.
David wrote the critically acclaimed memoir, Stranger Among Friends, and co-wrote Brave Journeys with Dennis Bailey, which topped The Los Angeles Times' bestseller list. His screenplay with Richard Burns, Dunes of Overveen, won the Outfest MTV Award for Best New Screenplay. In addition, David and Dennis Bailey co-wrote the screenplay Fire in the Soul, which is in pre-production, and a play, the historical drama, Jacob's Ladder.
Additionally, David has written for TIME, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Advocate and other publications.
He was an Executive Producer of the award-winning documentary House on Fire, which highlighted the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the African American community. In September 2011, his book At Home With Myself: Stories From The Hills of Turkey Hollow will be released by Magnus Books.
The Ali Forney Center (AFC) was started in June of 2002 in response to the lack of safe shelter for LGBT youth in New York City. We are committed to providing these young people with safe, dignified, nurturing environments where their needs can be met, and where they can begin to put their lives back together.
AFC is dedicated to promoting awareness of the plight of homeless LGBT youth in the United States with the goal of generating responses on local and national levels from government funders, foundations, and the LGBT community.