TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.
The play has been running in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California, and is looking toward a New York City opening.
'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.
"Especially in the case of the [white] HIV-positive figures ... in Rent and Angels in America, these queer figures of color serve to remind audiences, 'Well, at least I'm not that,'" Danielle Fuentes Morgan says.
"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.
The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?
When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?
The passionate and prolific director talks about what it took to get this new version of the play mounted.
"This song is more than a protest. It deals with the prejudices surrounding HIV and AIDS as well as having an educational angle," Adam de Paor-Evans writes.
The lesser known 1990s play about HIV still has a lot to say.
As Much As I Can was brought to life by a mix of professional actors -- many from Baltimore and Jackson -- and community members acting for the first time.