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after all the terrible things I do Post-Show Conversation with Corey Yarborough

6/18/2015 South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
7:30pm

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.

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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.

Approximate run time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission

 

"I fell in love with this play when I read it for both the sensitivity of Rey Pamatmat's voice and the way he engages in a major social conversation with great warmth, sharp humor, and an incisive point of view. The story makes my heart race, and I think our audiences will love it."— Peter DuBois
"Past Huntington seasons have brought to life such emotional, intelligent, and even dangerous plays, and I am thrilled to have after all the terrible things I do in such skilled hands."— A. Rey Pamatmat



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