The VFF is honored to welcome the distinguished playwright and LGBT rights activist Larry Kramer for a wide-ranging talk about his remarkable career and life. Kramer is one of the most dynamic and influential forces for political activism, gay rights, public health policy, and AIDS awareness. He is renowned for both his ardent political activism and lifelong commitment to criticizing gay apathy as well as government and social indifference to AIDS. He is the founder of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, an AIDS service organization, and ACT UP, a widely effective direct-action AIDS advocacy group. The recent revival of his play The Normal Heart won three Tony Awards and the HBO television adaptation that same year earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.
Supported by U.Va. Office for Diversity and Equity, the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts, Virginia Festival of the Book, and Matt & Moray Joslyn
UVA : Old Cabell Hall