Side Effects May Vary

by Rachael Holder

directed by Rachael Holder

When she reveals to her friends that she is infected with a sexually transmitted disease, the character Kara in, Side Effects May Vary, says, “He gave me a secret.” Side Effects May Vary tells not just the story of love and loss, but begins a discussion about social diseases in a way that removes the secrecy and stigma surrounding an HIV positive diagnosis. This production’s purpose is to create awareness within all sexually active age groups to remove the stigma and secrecy surrounding an HIV positive diagnosis and to inform the same audience of other issues that are connected to this subject and continue to plague our society. Unlike many other groups affected with AIDS who have been outspoken about their status, young people of color especially still struggle with the stigma of infection. The objective of the play is to create an understanding about the epidemic and also touch on other issues our communities are dealing with such as racism and homelessness that continue to surround this matter.

Performances: 

 10/6/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/7/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/8/2006 at 3:00pm
 10/9/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/10/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/11/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/12/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/13/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/14/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/15/2006 at 3:00pm
 10/16/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/17/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/18/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/19/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/20/2006 at 8:00pm
 10/21/2006 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue Independent Theatre 

52A West 8th Street  New York

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