Thu, Jul 09 | Virtual Opening interview with Jon

Vermont Pride Theater Festival

Join us for our 10th Anniversary of Pride! Featuring a gallery show of Jon Gilbert Fox's photography, 3 Virtual Plays and so much more!
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Vermont Pride Theater Festival

Time & Location

Jul 09, 2020, 7:00 PM
Virtual Opening interview with Jon

About The Event

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler is pleased to announce the lineup for its tenth annual summer pride festival. It includes Jon Gilbert Fox's photo exhibit At the Right Place at the Right Time, available both on-line and in the Main Gallery, plus a silent auction of books appropriate to this pride celebration and theater arts at Chandler. And three plays, each presented live on-line twice, the eastern premieres of Cloudburst and Immediate Family and the reprise presentation of The Homosexuals, a hit from our 2012 festival.

At the Right Place at the Right Time, an exhibit of 50 photos taken over five decades in the career of photographer Jon Gilbert Fox, a Hanover resident, will open on-line at 7:00 PM EDT on Thursday July 9th. At this opening, arts writer David Corriveau will interview Mr. Fox about the back-stories of the photos. There is no charge for attending, but advance registration at starting July 3rd is preferred. A selection of prints from the on-line exhibit will also open in Chandler's Main Gallery on Saturday July 11th, at 7 PM EDT.

Fox’s freelance photography has often centered on theater and dance, but he is also known for his twenty-five-years-plus work as a photographer for Vermont Life Magazine. He has worked for and been published in such diverse periodicals as The New York Times, US News & World Report, Yankee Magazine, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Sesame Street Magazine, House and Garden, Der Spiegel, Vogue, and Popular Photography, to share a short list. Regional residents will know Fox’s photographs from books and gallery exhibitions as well. Many of the images in this current show have never been printed or exhibited before.

Included in At The Right Place At The Right Time are photographs of such gay icons as Franklin Kameny, Gore Vidal, David Hockney, and Paul Cadmus, as well as others in the arts and activism who ended up in front of Fox’s lens: for example, Glenn Close, Jesse Jackson, Liza Minelli, Donald Hall, and Tony Bennett.

Mr. Fox is also donating two dozen signed first editions of books by major gay authors, and by other luminaries he has photographed, to a silent auction supporting pride events. Details of the auction items and how to bid on them will be available on the Chandler website.

The performance schedule for the plays and information about ticketing can be found at Chandler-arts.org Tickets can be purchased there starting July 3rd.

The festival is sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont, the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ, and Calypso Continuing Education. Media support comes from Vermont Public Radio, The Point, and WCVR.

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