Thursday, January 20, 2011

Amy Brenneman and Bradley Whitford bring "The Gay Marriage Plays" to the Rector's Forum January 23rd

Amy Brenneman and Bradley Whitford, like other ASC members in the acting profession, put their faith into action. Fantastic actors, passionate supporters of their church, they also care deeply about justice, peace, and inclusion and look for every opportunity to work for social transformation.

This Sunday, January 23rd, Amy and Bradley come to the Rector’s Forum to support the Civil Rights issue of marriage equality. They will talk to us about STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS. Created in response to the on-going struggle for marriage equality throughout the United States, the program is a series of short plays that look at the institution of marriage and relationships.

Insightful, funny, and heartwarming, the plays, are testimony to the struggle for commitment, compassion and humor for all people who work through any committed relationship. After two sold out benefits earlier this year with the New York Theatre Workshop and at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, STANDING ON CEREMONY is now playing at the Coronet Theater in Los Angeles.

We at All Saints Church are proud to have been in the forefront of the marriage equality movement and Sunday’s Forum will be another opportunity for us to gather as a community to recommit ourselves to that important work.

I hope you will bring friends for a Rector’s Forum filled with great acting, fun, and recommitment to a crucial justice issue of our time. This Sunday, January 23, 10:15 a.m. If you cannot join us at church, please watch the video stream live on Sunday morning.

Amy Brenneman is widely known as the creator, executive producer, and star of the TV series Judging Amy, in which she portrayed a Family Court Judge. Earlier she played Janice Licalsi on N.Y.P.D. Blue. Amy currently plays psychiatrist Violet Turner on Private Practice. While getting her degree in Comparative Religions at Harvard she founded Cornerstone Theater Company, integrating local townspeople with professional actors. In addition to working in film and stage, Amy has been in the forefront of pro-choice, gun control, and other social justice causes.

Best known for his role as Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on The West Wing, Brad Whitford has played Danny Tripp on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Eric Gordon in the film Billy Madison, and Dan Stark in the police buddy-comedy The Good Guys. He also starred recently on Broadway in Boeing-Boeing. A graduate of Wesleyan University and The Juilliard School, he has appeared several times on Real Time with Bill Maher. He is active in anti-death penalty and other justice causes, frequently honored by many organizations for his courageous social action.

1 comment:

  1. Will this be 10:15 Pacific or Est time. Also if U mil=ss it ca it be seen later online?