Michael Kearns: The Truth is Bad Enough
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 2-4pm
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
“We are all lucky to still have Michael Kearns with us,” says Sir Ian McKellen, “now recording his private and public story with an honesty and humor that put most other show-biz autobiographies to shame.” Kearns will get intimate, reading juicy sections from his book The Truth is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler?, personally signing copies, and telling all in an uncensored Q&A.
About the Speaker:
For nearly forty years, actor-writer-director-teacher-producer Michael Kearns has been a force in the Los Angeles world of art and politics, juggling a mainstream film and television career with a prolific career in the theatre. In recent years, he has concentrated on educating, directing, and producing while still accepting occasional acting jobs (indies The Bridegroom and Absolution). Kearns teaches writing in various locations throughout Los Angeles, under several umbrellas: Education Program Director for Spoken Interludes Next, Artist in Residence at the Downtown Women’s Center, Writer in Residence at Art Division, co-teacher of Solomojo with Tony Abatemarco. Kearns founded QueerWise, a collective of elder writers who are doing Spoken Word performance in L.A. in 2011.