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Aren’t these two adorable!
Don’t miss Dylan Marron and Jasika Nicole at our Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation on August 17!
They’ll both be panelists, taking questions from the audience, and you can hang out with them at the VIP post-show reception. 
Get your tickets while you still can: SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Aren’t these two adorable!

Don’t miss Dylan Marron and Jasika Nicole at our Spotlight on Diversity: A Conversation & Celebration of LGBT Media Representation on August 17!

They’ll both be panelists, taking questions from the audience, and you can hang out with them at the VIP post-show reception. 

Get your tickets while you still can: SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Dylan Marron & More!

Dylan Marron is a writer and performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" and he plays Ari on "Whatever this is," the 2013 web series that Indiewire named the best web drama of the year. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo Futurists he writes for and performs in "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind," the company’s signature late-night show that is one of New York’s longest running productions. He spent his childhood searching for his reflection in the media and is spending his adulthood trying to create it. 

Join Dylan and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity! Get a VIP ticket and you can hang out with him and the guests at the VIP post-show reception!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org while you still can!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Dylan Marron & More!

Dylan Marron is a writer and performer based in New York City. He is the voice of Carlos on the hit podcast "Welcome to Night Vale" and he plays Ari on "Whatever this is," the 2013 web series that Indiewire named the best web drama of the year. As an ensemble member of the New York Neo Futurists he writes for and performs in "Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind," the company’s signature late-night show that is one of New York’s longest running productions. He spent his childhood searching for his reflection in the media and is spending his adulthood trying to create it. 

Join Dylan and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity! Get a VIP ticket and you can hang out with him and the guests at the VIP post-show reception!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org while you still can!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Lea DeLaria & More!

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Neflix hit series Orange Is The New Black. Yes, she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional, “Hey its You!” to not being able to enter a suburban Dollar Store without being asked for a picture. The fact is, Lea has actually been a professional Lesbian for over 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.In 1993, Ms. DeLaria was the first openly gay comic to perform on television in America. This launched her into world recognition.Prior to her success on OITNB, she was seen in numerous television series, Californication, One Life To Live, SVU, Will and Grace, The Oblongs, Friends and even Matlock as well as movies like The First Wives Club, Edge Of Seventeen, Dear Dumb Diary, Fat Rose and Squeaky and Attack Of The Big Haired Lesbians.There are far too many On and off-Broadway credits to mention, but the stand outs include, Obie and Theater World Awards, a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Honoree for On The Town; Drama League Honoree for Happy Days; an Ovation Nomination for Boys From Syracuse; and portraying both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the Tony nominated revival of The Rocky Horror Show.If that is not enough, Lea has 5 records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label, and her book “Lea’s Book Of Rules For The World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.So yeah, she is Big Boo, but she’s all that too.

Join Lea and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

I have been a fan of hers for about 20 years. I can’t wait to meet her at this event!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Lea DeLaria & More!

Lea DeLaria seems to have achieved stardom with her stand out role as Big Boo in the Neflix hit series Orange Is The New Black. Yes, she went from being able to walk around a city with the occasional, “Hey its You!” to not being able to enter a suburban Dollar Store without being asked for a picture. The fact is, Lea has actually been a professional Lesbian for over 30 years. Before that, she freelanced.

In 1993, Ms. DeLaria was the first openly gay comic to perform on television in America. This launched her into world recognition.

Prior to her success on OITNB, she was seen in numerous television series, Californication, One Life To Live, SVU, Will and Grace, The Oblongs, Friends and even Matlock as well as movies like The First Wives Club, Edge Of Seventeen, Dear Dumb Diary, Fat Rose and Squeaky and Attack Of The Big Haired Lesbians.

There are far too many On and off-Broadway credits to mention, but the stand outs include, Obie and Theater World Awards, a Drama Desk Nomination and a Drama League Honoree for On The Town; Drama League Honoree for Happy Days; an Ovation Nomination for Boys From Syracuse; and portraying both Eddie and Dr. Scott in the Tony nominated revival of The Rocky Horror Show.

If that is not enough, Lea has 5 records out on the Warner Jazz and Classics label, and her book “Lea’s Book Of Rules For The World” is in its third printing at Bantam Doubleday and Dell.

So yeah, she is Big Boo, but she’s all that too.

Join Lea and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

I have been a fan of hers for about 20 years. I can’t wait to meet her at this event!

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Sean Maher & More!

Sean Maher is a TV veteran with roles in popular shows The $treet, Party of Five, and CSI: Miami. He is perhaps best known for his role as fan-favorite Simon Tam from the cult hit Firefly - a role he reprised in the film, Serenity. In 2011, he used his role as “Sean” in The Playboy Club, a closeted gay man in a sham marriage to a closeted lesbian, to publicly come out as gay. Since, he has played Don John in Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, and voiced Dick Grayson/Nightwing in "Son of Batman."

Join Sean and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Sean Maher & More!

Sean Maher is a TV veteran with roles in popular shows The $treet, Party of Five, and CSI: Miami. He is perhaps best known for his role as fan-favorite Simon Tam from the cult hit Firefly - a role he reprised in the film, Serenity. In 2011, he used his role as “Sean” in The Playboy Club, a closeted gay man in a sham marriage to a closeted lesbian, to publicly come out as gay. Since, he has played Don John in Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, and voiced Dick Grayson/Nightwing in "Son of Batman."

Join Sean and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Jasika Nicole & More!

You may know her as Intern Dana from the podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, Astrid on Fringe, or Kim from Scandal, but Jasika Nicole is also an illustrator, comic book maker, furniture builder, seamstress, needleworker and tumblrer. And you can see and meet her on August 17!

Join Jasika and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!
Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

Celebrate LGBT Media with Jasika Nicole & More!

You may know her as Intern Dana from the podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, Astrid on Fringe, or Kim from Scandal, but Jasika Nicole is also an illustrator, comic book maker, furniture builder, seamstress, needleworker and tumblrer. And you can see and meet her on August 17!

Join Jasika and other LGBT actors, activists, and creators at The Box Scene Project’s Spotlight on Diversity!

Learn more & get tickets at SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

theboxscene:

On August 17, join LGBT stars from the stage and screen to discuss and celebrate LGBT media representation at Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City, CA.
Tickets on sale now!
$30 - General Admission
$75 - Premium
$150 - VIP

theboxscene:

On August 17, join LGBT stars from the stage and screen to discuss and celebrate LGBT media representation at Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City, CA.

Tickets on sale now!

  • $30 - General Admission
  • $75 - Premium
  • $150 - VIP
theboxscene:

On August 17, join LGBT stars from the stage and screen to discuss and celebrate LGBT media representation at Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City, CA.
Tickets on sale now!
$30 - General Admission
$75 - Premium
$150 - VIP

theboxscene:

On August 17, join LGBT stars from the stage and screen to discuss and celebrate LGBT media representation at Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City, CA.

Tickets on sale now!

  • $30 - General Admission
  • $75 - Premium
  • $150 - VIP
theboxscene:

Join us Sunday, August 17 in Culver City, CA for our Spotlight On Diversity to commemorate BAYCAT's 10 Years Bold Anniversary, launch The Box Scene Project's Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship, and celebrate and discuss LGBT media representation!
Attendees will enjoy:
LGBT actor and creator panel & Q&A
Keynote by Amelia from The Huffington Post
Musical performances
Presale tickets go on sale Monday, July 14! Subscribers to our and BAYCAT’s e-newsletters will receive a special discount code.
To learn more, visit SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org
All proceeds benefit underserved and underrepresented youth and independent content creators pursuing futures in the media arts.

theboxscene:

Join us Sunday, August 17 in Culver City, CA for our Spotlight On Diversity to commemorate BAYCAT's 10 Years Bold Anniversary, launch The Box Scene Project's Mirror Scholarship & Fellowship, and celebrate and discuss LGBT media representation!

Attendees will enjoy:

  • LGBT actor and creator panel & Q&A
  • Keynote by Amelia from The Huffington Post
  • Musical performances

Presale tickets go on sale Monday, July 14! Subscribers to our and BAYCAT’s e-newsletters will receive a special discount code.

To learn more, visit SpotlightOnDiversity.TheBoxSceneProject.org

All proceeds benefit underserved and underrepresented youth and independent content creators pursuing futures in the media arts.

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