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HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS PRODUCTION OF TIMELY NEW DRAMA AFTER ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS I DO BY A. REY PAMATMAT AND DIRECTED BY PETER DuBOIS

(BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of after all the terrible things I do, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite events is free with a ticket to after all the terrible things I do, available at huntingtontheatre.org/afterall, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances run through June 21 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.

35 BELOW WRAP PARTY
Friday, May 29 after the 8pm performance
A post-show party for the region’s culturally curious aged 35 and below featuring backstage access, free refreshments, and live entertainment. Mingle with members of the cast, creative team, and Huntington staff. Hang out with friends and meet new people.

35 Below tickets are available at all performances to patrons 35 and under for just $25.

A CONVERSATION WITH QUEER RELIGION COLUMNIST REVEREND IRENE MONROE 
Saturday, May 30 after the 2pm performance
Join Huntington literary apprentice Molly FitzMaurice and Reverend Irene Monroe, syndicated queer religion columnist, for a post-show conversation about the role religion plays in the LGBTQ community following the 2pm performance.

Reverend Irene Monroe is a Huffington Post blogger and a syndicated religion columnist. She writes a weekly column in Bay Windows, a LGBTQ Boston based publication, and is on WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” every Monday during the “All Revved Up!” segment. Reverend Monroe’s columns are an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African-American, queer, and religious studies. She aims to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism, and ant-Semitism. As an activist, Reverend Monroe has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Top 25 LGBT Power Players of New England Award by Boston Spirit Magazine, the 2013 Bayard Rustin Service Award, and the 2012 GLAD Spirit of Justice Award. She appears in the film For the Bible Tells Me So and was profiled in the Gay Pride episode of In the Life, an Emmy Award nominated segment. She received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching several times while serving as head teaching fellow for the Reverend Peter Gomes. @revimonroe.

BOSTON GLOBE INSIDERS EVENT: POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH BOSTON GLOBE COLUMNIST YVONNE ABRAHAM AND BOSTON UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR DR. MELISSA HOLT 
Sunday, May 31 after the 2pm performance
Join Boston Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham and Boston University psychology professor Melissa Holt for an in depth conversation about the psychology of bullying following the 2pm performance. A Boston Globe Insiders event – tickets to the 5/31 performance are $45 for Boston Globe subscribers who use the discount code.

Yvonne Abraham has been a Metro columnist for The Boston Globe since 2007.  At the Globe, she has covered local and national politics, immigration, and gay marriage. Born in Australia, she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English and history from the University of Sydney and a Masters in journalism from Boston University. 

Melissa Holt is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Boston University’s School of Education. Prior to joining the faculty at BU, Dr. Holt was a behavioral scientist in the division of violence prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her scholarship focuses on how victimization at school, home, and in the community affects youth functioning in multiple domains (e.g., educational, psychological). She has researched bullying extensively and has particular interests in understanding the nuanced relation between bullying involvement and suicide and in determining how correlates of bullying vary by sexual orientation.

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION
Tuesday, June 2 before the 7:30pm performance
A pre-show reception with refreshments for members of the Community Membership program. Community Membership is an initiative designed to reduce the cost barrier of attending live theatre for those with limited income and to diversify the Huntington’s audience to better reflect the city of Boston. Members can purchase best-available tickets to any performance without restriction for just $15. Membership is free and available through partnerships with agencies and organizations that serve limited-income populations. Santander is the Lead Supporter of the Huntington’s Community Membership program.

CELEBRATING THE PLAYS OF A. REY PAMATMAT WITH WBUR’S ED SIEGEL, HUNTINGTON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PETER DuBOIS, AND COMPANY ONE THEATRE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SHAWN LaCOUNT
Thursday, June 4 at 6pm
Join the Huntington and Company One Theatre for a conversation before after all the terrible things I do and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them with playwright A. Rey Pamatmat, Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois, and Company One Theatre Artistic Director Shawn LaCount. The conversation will be moderated by WBUR’s Ed Siegel.

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE BELL FROM GAY & LESBIAN ADVOCATES & DEFENDERS (GLAD) AND JEFF PERROTTI, FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION’S SAFE SCHOOLS 
Friday, June 5 after the 8pm performance
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) public engagement and information manager Bruce Bell for a compelling discussion with Jeff Perrotti, founding director of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Safe Schools, on bullying in the LGBTQ community following the 8pm performance.

Bruce Bell is the public engagement and information manager at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). He oversees GLAD Answers, which provides information and resources to people throughout New England regarding legal issues related to their sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression. Before joining GLAD in 2004, Mr. Bell spent 33 years at Cape Cod Community College – the first 11 years as a mathematics professor and the last 22 as associate dean of arts and sciences. He is married to George Smart, and they reside in Quincy.

Jeff Perrotti is the founding director of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Safe Schools Program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students. Mr. Perrotti and Kim Westheimer co-authored When the Drama Club is Not Enough. Additionally, he facilitated the development of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s pioneering Guidance on Gender Identity program and developed the instructor's materials for the McGraw Hill textbook Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America. Mr. Perrotti has conducted numerous workshops on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression for school administrators, counselors, nurses, coaches, teachers, parents, and students. He has assisted many schools and families in orchestrating a thoughtful, comprehensive, and successful process where transgender students have transitioned their gender. Mr. Perrotti has taught and advised students at Harvard University for several years. He was featured on Italian Rai International Radio speaking about Harvard’s acclaimed course on positive psychology, and he has received several awards for excellence in teaching. 

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH MA-YI WRITERS LAB
Sunday, June 7 at 4pm
Join the Huntington and Company One Theatre for a compelling discussion with members of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest resident company of Asian-American playwrights, about the themes of after all the terrible things I do and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and Asian-American playwriting following the 2pm performances. The conversation will be moderated by Mike Lew, co-director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab.

Mike Lew is the author of Teenage Dick (The Public Theater/NYSF, Playwrights Foundation, and Ma-Yi Theater Company workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi Theater Company and Alliance Theatre productions; The Juilliard School, The Lark Center for New Play Development, The Kennedy Center, and Playwrights Foundation workshops), and microcrisis (Ma-Yi Theater Company, InterAct Theatre Company, and Next Act productions). Tiger Style! will be produced later this year by the Alliance Theatre and has also received readings at the Huntington, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Center Theatre Group, The Juilliard School, and InterAct Theatre Company. Mr. Lew’s plays are published by Sam French and Playscripts. He is a Dramatists Guild Council member and Tony Award voter, co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award, Helen Merrill Award, Kendeda and AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Awards, Heideman Award, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He has held residencies with The Lark Center for New Play Development and Ensemble Studio Theatre. He received his training from The Juilliard School and Yale University. mikelew.com.

LGBTQ YOUTH NIGHT WITH PLAYWRIGHT A. REY PAMATMAT
Sunday, June 7 after the 7pm performance
Student groups and youth groups are invited to attend a free performance of after all the terrible things I do and participate in a post-show conversation with playwright A. Rey Pamatmat following the 7pm performance.

A. Rey Pamatmat is the author of after all the terrible things I do and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, produced nationwide, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation, 2013 GLAAD Media and Lambda Literary Awards nominations). Edith’s Spanish translation was featured at Guadalajara’s Semana Internacional de la Dramaturgia in June 2014, and the play was translated into Russian through a residency at Moscow’s Mayakovsky Center in October 2014. His other plays include Thunder Above, Deeps Below (Second Generation), A Spare Me (Waterwell), DEVIANT (Vortex Theatre Company), and High/Limbo/High (HERE). His plays are represented by Samuel French and Playscripts. He is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, a Princess Grace Special Projects Grant, an NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, and an E.S.T./Sloan Grant. He was the 2012-2013 Hodder Fellow in Playwriting, the 2011-2012 PoNY Fellow, and is the co-director of the Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab. He received his BFA from New York University and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

ACTORS FORUMS
Thursday, June 11 after the 7:30pm performance
Wednesday, June 17 after the 2pm performance
Meet participating members of the cast of after all the terrible things I do and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum following the performance. Actors Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.

2015 BOSTON PRIDE PARADE WITH HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY AND COMPANY ONE THEATRE
Saturday, June 13 from 11am - 3pm
The Huntington Theatre Company and Company One Theatre supports the LGBTQ community and celebrates the plays of A. Rey Pamatmat while marching in the Boston Pride Parade on June 13.

HUMANITIES FORUM
Sunday, June 14 after the 2pm performance
Join Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and poet and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Lloyd Schwartz for an in depth discussion about poet Frank O’Hara following the 2pm performance. Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.

Lloyd Schwartz graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York in 1962 and earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1976. Mr. Schwartz’s most recent book of poetry, Cairo Traffic, was preceded by Goodnight, Gracie and These People. He is also editor of two volumes of collected works by 
Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose and Letters, (co-edited with Robert Giroux) and Prose.
Mr. Schwartz’s most recent book, Music In and On the Air, is a collection of his music reviews that appeared on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH PARTICIPANTS OF THE HUNTINGTON’S EDUCATION PROGRAM NOT WAITING ON THE WORLD TO CHANGE
Tuesday, June 16 after the 7:30pm performance

Join Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland and students from the Huntington’s Not Waiting on the World to Change program for a post-show discussion on teenage bullying and the Huntington’s newest education program and how it relates to after all the terrible things I do.

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION ON THE FUTURE OF LGBTQ ACTIVISM IN MASSACHUSETTS  
Thursday, June 18 after the 7:30pm performance
Join Huntington Promotions and Community Coordinator Vanessa Martinez for a panel discussion with Corey Yarborough from the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition and Maryse Pearce from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) following the 7:30pm performance.

Maryse Pearce joined Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) in September 2011 and serves as the community engagement coordinator. She received a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in history and minored in theatre. As co-president of Washington University’s Pride Alliance, Ms. Pearce spearheaded initiatives to foster the LGBTQ community and led educational and social awareness campaigns to ensure the safety and comfort of LGBTQ students. She also served as a safe zones educator and led workshops on queer issues for campus faculty, staff, and students and directed a production of The Vagina Monologues to raise money for a St. Louis women's shelter. Ms. Pearce is fluent in French and spent a year teaching English in Paris to French elementary school students.

 Corey Yarbrough graduated from James Madison University with a degree in justice studies and a concentration in global justice and policy. In 2009, Mr. Yarbrough co-founded the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) and now serves as the executive director. HBGC works to inspire and empower Hispanic, Latina/o, and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, outreach, and counseling. Services and programs offered by the organization include HIV/STI testing and counseling, youth leadership development, “coming out” peer support, LGBTQ youth mentorship, and spiritual care. In 2011, Corey served on the executive board for the Massachusetts Commission for Gay and Lesbian Youth. He currently sits on the leadership advisory council for the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) and steering committee for the Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH), where he serves as co-chair of the community engagement committee. 

ABOUT AFTER ALL THE TERRIBLE THINGS I DO

What makes ordinary people do terrible things? Daniel – a young, gay aspiring writer – seeks a fresh start and a new job at the local bookstore he loved as a child. When he meets Linda, the Filipina bookstore owner, they discover a connection that goes deeper than a love of literature. Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs the New England premiere of A. Rey Pamatmat’s gripping and intimate new play about forgiveness and second chances. 

CELEBRATING THE PLAYS OF A. REY PAMATMAT

This spring, the Huntington and Company One Theatre celebrate the work of A. Rey Pamatmat by premiering two of his plays in Boston and introducing audiences to this young and emerging Filipino American playwright. The Huntington’s production of after all the terrible things I do will run alongside Company One Theatre’s production of Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them. Both productions will be produced in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, the Huntington’s home for new plays. after all the terrible things I do runs through June 21 and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them will run from June 4 – June 27, 2015 in Deane Hall.  

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY

Recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award and named Best of Boston 2013 and 2014 by Boston magazine, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org 

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PRODUCTION INFORMATION AND CALENDAR

WHEN
May 22 – June 21, 2015
Select Evenings: Tues. – Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. at 8pm; select Sun. at 7pm
Matinees: Select Wed., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm
Days and times vary; see complete schedule below.
Press Opening: Wednesday, June 3, 7pm. RSVP online.

WHERE
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston

TICKETS
Single tickets starting at $25 and FlexPasses are on sale:

  • online at huntingtontheatre.org;
  • by phone at 617 266 0800; or
  • in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston’s South End.

Select discounts apply:

  • $5 off: seniors
  • $10 off: subscribers and BU community (faculty/staff/alumni)
  • $25 “35 Below” tickets for patrons 35 years old and younger (valid ID required)
  • $15 student and military tickets (valid ID required)

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