Playwright Larry Kramer to Speak at Vassar

AIDS activist and author will sign new novel

Larry Kramer (Photo by Jean Carlomusto)

Larry Kramer (Photo by Jean Carlomusto)

Playwright and author Larry Kramer will speak and sign his latest book, a satire called The American People: Volume 1, Search for My Heart, at Vassar College at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The free event takes place in the Martel Theater of the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film.

Kramer wrote the Academy Award-nominated screenplay adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Women in Love. His groundbreaking play about the AIDS crisis, The Normal Heart, won the 2011 Tony Award for best revival. He is also known as a public health and gay rights advocate. A pioneering AIDS activist, he co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) in 1987.

The Vassar campus is located at 124 Raymond Ave. in Poughkeepsie. Directions are available at

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