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LEMONADE Presented Online by Equality Productions

EP_logoOn December 13 and/or 20, see the outdoor recording of the talented cast of LEMONADE written by James Prideauxdirected by Ed Cohen, and produced by Equality Productions with assistance from Falcon Theatre.

LEMONADE features a pair of Midwestern housewives who find themselves one afternoon trying to escape the boredom of their lives by selling lemonade on the side of a highway.  Along the way, we learn how much each needs passion and drama in their lives, true or not.  Funny and sad at the same time, LEMONADE reveals how desperately we seek to avoid the mundane and how little people really know what’s beneath the surface in their friends and the people we meet every day.

The talented actresses who volunteered their talents to raise money for Falcon Theatre are:

  • Katey Blood as Mabel
  • Eileen Earnest as Edith

TO RECEIVE THE YOUTUBE LINK for the recording, send a donation directly to Falcon Theatre @ https://falcontheater.net/patron-information/

The suggested donation is $10, but donate what you can. Then email equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com how much you donated so we can total the donations given.

In return, you will receive a link to the recording on the show days. The recording will only be available to view those two days.

Equality Productions produces online theater and is expected to raise nearly $2000 in 2020 for charitable organizations in the US and Canada. Its mission is to produce theater that focuses on the voices of women, people of color, and the LBGTQIA+ communities.

Visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Equality-Productions-in-Cincinnati-OH-105457637814367

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Fundraising Virtual GOLDEN GIRLS Episode Available from Equality Productions

EP_logoThe Golden Girls project was created to raise funds for Ohio-based LGBTQIA+ organizations.

“Isn’t it Romatic” – Dorothy’s college friend, Jean, comes for a visit. Meanwhile, Sophia enjoys X-rated movies.

Cast:

  • Blanche – Sharon Shaffer
  • Dorothy – Cathy Roesener
  • Jean – Judy Littlefield
  • Rose – Julie Jordan
  • Sophia – Chessie Vigran

Directed by Richard Zenk.

To see the episode, donate what you can (suggested $10) to one or more of these organizations, which were selected by the cast.  You can mail a check to an organization and email equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com to receive the video link.

Equality Ohio – https://equalityohio.org/ – For 15 years, Equality Ohio has been working to change hearts, minds, and laws so that LGBTQ+ people can thrive in Ohio. The organization advocates for a statewide LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination law as well as laws that protect Ohioans from discrimination at the local level. After you donate, you will be provided the YouTube link. Donate at https://secure.everyaction.com/d3R_OklBIE-nlXPKJIH0dQ2

Kaleidoscope Center – https://www.kycohio.org/ – The organization provides a safer place, programming, and leadership opportunities so that queer youth can be free to explore who they are and empowered to become their confident, truest self. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com and include “GG donation: Kaleidoscope” in the comment box. You will be emailed the YouTube link to share with those in your household.  

LGBT Community Center of Cleveland – https://lgbtcleveland.org/ – The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, support, education, and celebration. Donate at https://bit.ly/3m5VEXA Email the receipt to equalityproductionscincy.com to receive the YouTube link to watch the show with those in your household.

META Center Inc. – https://metacenterinc.org/ -The organization creates regular programming for transgender and gender non-conforming youth ages 7-19. Through providing affirmation to one of society’s most vulnerable, META Center Inc. works to create social change and foster acceptance. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to metacenterinc@gmail.com. Email the Paypal receipt or screenshot to equalityproductionscincy.com to receive the YouTube link to watch the show with those in your household. 

Outreels Cincinnati – https://www.facebook.com/outreelscincinnati/ – OutReels Cincinnati is a creative outlet for the Ohio and Tri-state area where LGBT issues are expressed and discussed through the art of film. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com and include “GG donation: OutReels” in the comment box. You will be emailed the YouTube link to share with those in your household. 

You can also see the first of the two episodes, “Love is Love”, was originally titled “Sisters of the Bride” and premiered in 1991. It is rated as one of the 10 ten best episodes by Golden Girls‘ fans. Blanche’s brother, Clayton, brings his fiancee, Doug, to meet his sister. And Blanche is having none of it. Meanwhile, Rose readies herself to win the Volunteer of the Year award. The director rewrote the episode’s ending to reflect a more hopeful conclusion to the story.

Equality Productions produces online theater and is expected to raise nearly $2000 in 2020 for charitable organizations in the US and Canada.. Its mission is to produce theater that focuses on the voices of women, people of color, and the LBGTQIA+ communities and to raise money for charitable organizations. Visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Equality-Productions-in-Cincinnati-OH-105457637814367

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Golden Girls Episode LOVE IS LOVE Presented by Equality Productions

EP_logoEquality Productions produces online theater and is expected to raise nearly $2000 in 2020 for charitable organizations in the US and Canada. Its mission is to produce theater that focuses on the voices of women, people of color, and the LBGTQIA+ communities and to raise money for charitable organizations. Visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Equality-Productions-in-Cincinnati-OH-105457637814367

The Golden Girls project was created to raise funds for Ohio-based LGBTQIA+ organizations. The first of the two episodes, “Love is Love,” was originally titled “Sisters of the Bride” and premiered in 1991. It is rated as one of the 10 ten best episodes by Golden Girls’ fans. Blanche’s brother, Clayton, brings his fiancee, Doug, to meet his sister. And Blanche is having none of it. Meanwhile, Rose readies herself to win the Volunteer of the Year award. The director rewrote the episode’s ending to reflect a more hopeful conclusion to the story.

Cast:

  • Blanche – Sharon Shaffer
  • Clayton – Matthew J. Wilks
  • Dorothy – Cathy Roesener
  • Doug – Kyle Overstake
  • Guest – Kim Welter
  • Irving – Gio Santiago
  • Rose – Julie Jordan
  • Sophia – Chessie Vigran

Directed by Richard Zenk

To see the episode, donate $10 (or “donate what you can”) to one or more of these organizations, which were selected by the cast.

Equality Ohiohttps://equalityohio.org/ – For 15 years, Equality Ohio has been working to change hearts, minds, and laws so that LGBTQ+ people can thrive in Ohio. The organization advocates for a statewide LGBTQ inclusive nondiscrimination law as well as laws that protect Ohioans from discrimination at the local level. After you donate, you will be provided the YouTube link. Donate @ https://secure.everyaction.com/d3R_OklBIE-nlXPKJIH0dQ2

Kaleidoscope Centerhttps://www.kycohio.org/ – The organization provides a safer place, programming, and leadership opportunities so that queer youth can be free to explore who they are and empowered to become their confident, truest self. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com and include “GG donation: Kaleidoscope” in the comment box. You will be emailed the YouTube link to share with those in your household.

LGBT Community Center of Clevelandhttps://lgbtcleveland.org/ – The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of the diverse LGBTQ+ community through advocacy, support, education, and celebration. Donate @ https://bit.ly/3m5VEXA Email the receipt to equalityproductionscincy.com to receive the YouTube link to watch the show with those in your household.

META Center Inc.https://metacenterinc.org/ -The organization creates regular programming for transgender and gender non-conforming youth ages 7-19. Through providing affirmation to one of society’s most vulnerable, META Center Inc. works to create social change and foster acceptance. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to metacenterinc@gmail.com. Email the Paypal receipt or screenshot to equalityproductionscincy.com to receive the YouTube link to watch the show with those in your household

Outreels Cincinnatihttps://www.facebook.com/outreelscincinnati/ – OutReels Cincinnati is a creative outlet for the Ohio and Tri-state area where LGBT issues are expressed and discussed through the art of film. Donate via Paypal (“friend to friend”) to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com and include “GG donation: OutReels” in the comment box. You will be emailed the YouTube link to share with those in your household.

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Equality Productions Presents RESILIENCE MONOLOGUES: An Open Air Performance

EP_logo(Cincinnati, Ohio) Equality Productions of Cincinnati has curated RESILIENCE MONOLOGUES: A Live Outdoor Performance of monologues written and performed by local authors and artists.

* Sunday, September 13th, 7PM
* Shelter House 1 at Middleton-Mills Park in Latonia, KY.

* RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Email equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com
* Weather conditions are expected to be sunny with temperatures in the lower 70s. The shows must go on, safely!

The performance will take place in a shelter house that has picnic tables for family groups, with safety in mind. Tables will be spaced about 8 feet apart within the shelter, all with great views of actors. The show is expected to be about 45 minutes.

Monologues to be performed:

  • WOODWORKER by Eric Thomas
    Performed by Chris Bishop
  • LIFE REQUIRES REBOUND by Alan Jozwiak
    Performed by Rory Sheridan
  • LOVE EVOLVES by Eric Thomas
    Performed by Tobie Braverman
  • HATS OFF QUARANTINE by Stephanie Klein
    Performed by Oliver Davis
  • MESSAGE FROM THE ISS by Mary Beringer
    Performed by Stephanie Klein
  • JOE – AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT by Chris Bishop
    Performed by Eric Thomas
  • THAT WOMAN GAVE ME A TWENTY by Becca Eaton
    Performed by Jim Waldfogle

Reservations required in order to preserve proper distancing. Email equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com with your reservation request.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children ages 12-17.
Payment can be made via a Paypal account to confirm the reservation.

Support local live theatre, however you can!

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Equality Productions Presents A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 by Lucas Hnath

EP_A Dolls House Part 2 logo(Cincinnati, Ohio) Equality Productions of Cincinnati presents an online theatrical event, with 100% of the sales benefiting three charities selected by the cast and director.

Streaming exclusively on Sunday, September 6 and Sunday, September 13, A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART TWO by Lucas Hnath explores the impact of Nora returning to the house she left in the Ibsen classic.

The play begins with a knock on the door — the same door that was slammed shut, fifteen years earlier when Nora exited at the end of Ibsen’s play. Nora has returned, and it is she who is knocking. After leaving her husband, children, and the nursemaid, Nora became a successful feminist novelist. The reason for her return is to finalize a divorce from Torvald; she needs him to sign the legal papers. Nora is questioned about what she has been doing, and the family and the nursemaid express their recriminations of her.

Lucas Hnath’s bitingly funny sequel to Ibsen’s revolutionary masterpiece unfolds in a series of bristling stand-offs that reveal in Nora’s world, much like our own, behind every opinion there is a person, and a slamming door isn’t just an end, but also the chance for a new beginning.

The play received 8 Tony nominations, including Best Play, when it appeared on Broadway in 2017.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMtzisqsjnI

To purchase a ticket to the play, make a donation to one or more of the three charities listed below. Email the receipt or screenshot of your donation to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com. Or make a donation through Paypal (choose a payment to a friend) to equalityproductionscincy@gmail.com and specify which organization should receive your donation. Either way that you donate, you will then receive a link via email to the video the evening before the video is available on 9/6 and again on 9/13.

The suggested donation is $10, but donate what you can. Equality Productions will distribute 100% of the donations.

The talented group of actors who volunteered their talents to raise money for worthy organizations:

  • Nora: Tish Sloan (Humboldt County, CA)
  • Anne Marie: Christine McBurney (Cleveland, OH)
  • Torvald: Eric Thomas (Florence, KY)
  • Emmy: Marina Lauff (New York, NY)
  • Director: Cleo DeOrio (Eureka, CA)

All those involved in the production have selected three organizations to receive your donations:

Red Eagle Soaring – https://www.redeaglesoaring.org/ – Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES) exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts.

Karamu House Theatre – https://karamuhouse.org/ – Founded in 1915, Karamu House is a place of joyful gathering (the meaning of ‘Karamu” in Swahili), where people from different races, religions, and economic backgrounds come together through the arts. Recognized as the oldest, producing African American theatre in the nation, Karamu House is continually cited as one of Cleveland’s top four treasures.

Humboldt Rape Crisis – http://www.ncrct.org/index.html – The North Coast Rape Crisis Team was established in 1981 as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. It exists to develop, promote and support programs for sexual assault survivors and sexual assault prevention education projects in Del Norte and Humboldt counties in California.

Experience this unique theatrical presentation, where all actors were performing from different states, recorded as if they were in the same room with each other.

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