A Virtual Reading of

The Normal Heart

by Larry Kramer

Saturday, May 8th, 2021, 7pm CT

On May 8, 2021 7pm CT, join ONE Archives Foundation for a virtual reading of Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking autobiographical play, “The Normal Heart.”

This one-time streaming of the virtual reading will be followed by a live Q+A with the director and cast.

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Directed by Emmy Award-winning director Paris Barclay, this presentation, the first after Kramer’s death, will also be the first time the Tony Award-winning play features a predominately BIPOC and LGBTQ cast.

The all-star cast includes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther); Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black, Promising Young Woman); Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy); Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insatiable): Guillermo Díaz (Scandal, Weeds); Jake Borelli (Grey’s Anatomy, The Thing About Harry); Ryan O’Connell (Special, Will & Grace); Daniel Newman (Walking Dead, Homeland); Jay Hayden (Station 19, The House Bunny); and Danielle Savre (Station 19, Heroes). The virtual reading will include a special introduction by Martin Sheen.

Paris Barclay
Paris Barclay
Jake Borelli
Jake Borelli
Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox
Guillermo Diaz
Guillermo Díaz
Jay Hayden
Jay Hayden
Ryan O'Connell
Ryan O’Connell
Jeremy Pope
Jeremy Pope
Vincent Rodriguez III
Vincent Rodriguez III
Daniel Newman
Daniel Newman
Danielle Savre
Danielle Savre

First staged in New York City in 1985 at The Public Theater, “The Normal Heart” went on to become the longest running play there.

Dealing with the painful experiences of the early days of the AIDS crisis when everything was still mysterious, the play dramatizes the struggle among gay men over which strategies would save their lives. Larry Kramer was a distinguished novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, and a pioneering AIDS activist. In 1982, he cofounded Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and then in 1987, he founded ACT UP. He died at the age of eighty-four in May, 2020. He is survived by his husband, David Webster.

This virtual reading is organized by ONE Archives Foundation and co-presented with Invisible Histories Project, a community-based Southern LGBTQ archiving and public history project, founded in 2016. It is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Maigen Sullivan (maigen@invisiblehistory.org).

Director’s Circle

Jeff Soref and Paul Lombardi


The Calamus Foundation, Inc
Scott Davenport and Brad Dodson
The Murray/Reese Foundation


David Farneth and David Gilbert
Paul D. Lerner and Stephen Reis
Amy A. Ross
Schmitt-Young Group at Morgan Stanley


AIDS Alabama
Chiedu Egbuniwe
Danny Fisk
Grand Stevens Group, LLC
Harry Gittelson and Albert Silva
Jennifer C. Gregg and Cj Mitchell
Tomlinson Holman and Fritz Koeing
May Hong HaDuong

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