Michael Yawney's new play 1,000 Homosexuals was commissioned by Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, where it will have its world premiere in November. Camposition, the producing organization partnering in presenting the piece, describes it as a "documentary/fantasy/comedy" about singer Anita Bryant's famous 1977 anti-gay rights crusade.
As Yawney and company are working toward the play's premiere, Camposition is kicking off a campaign to recruit 1,000 "homosexuals" (the quotes are deliberate, as straight folks are also welcome) to support the show. Anyone kicking in a $50 tax-deductible contribution is officially one of the 1,000.
The drive begins tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. during the opening reception of the Stonewall Library & Archives exhibition Days Without Sunshine: Anita Bryant's Anti-Gay Crusade. The event is at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens at 2000 Convention Center Dr. For additional info, email campaign manager Susan Caraballo.