Thursday, October 22nd | 7:00PM EST | Free*
*$10 suggested donation
In 1977 singer Anita Bryant began her anti-gay work in an effort to repeal Miami’s new non-discrimination ordinance. Successful, Bryant took that campaign across the country. The next year, the Florida legislature ruled that lesbians and gay men were not fit parents. In 1979, Frannie Sanders (pseudonym) came out as a lesbian and lost custody of her two young children. Years later, she wrote a letter to Anita Bryant. Dear Anita Bryant is a memoir, a true story with a wide arc and an extremely relevant anchor. It makes the viewer ache, despair and rejoice and ache again, in waves and moments very familiar to each person who grew up during those years. And in the most unique moment at the end, the audience is brought to a place of forgiveness... the ending everyone needs.
How it works: First you must register for the reading here, then you will be sent a link to a ZOOM webinar the morning of the performance via email.