Articles tagged with: Angels in America

Profile: your nostalgia Is killing me

published: July, 13, 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, Activism, Gay Men, Youth, Features and Interviews, Living with HIV, Media, Opinion Pieces, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Activist Ian Bradley-Perrin on how romanticizing the past can obscure the present. Interview by Sarah Liss for CATIE's Positive Side.

Profile: your nostalgia Is killing me

Your Nostalgia Is Killing Me, 2013. Vincent Chevalier with Ian Bradley-Perrin for AIDS ACTION NOW! / PosterVIRUS About five years ago, pop culture saw a flood of what can only be described as AIDS nostalgia. The catalyst wasn’t immediately apparent. Was it generational curiosity? Retro fetishism? Had enough time passed to transform the real trauma of the deadly ignorance, stigma, inaction and grief of the 1980s and early ’90s into, well, entertainment—or at least something more suited

Angels amongst us

published: August, 02, 2013 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Arts and Entertainment, Performances, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy reviews the seminal play about life in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, Angels in America, playing in two parts at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto until September 14

Angels amongst us

Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann Traditionally, ratings appear at the end of a review. However, because I want you to see this show, I’m going to break that rule and tell you right now that Soulpepper’s production of Angels in America gets four stars (out of four.) It’s a stunning production in all respects and I suspect is destined for Dora nominations aplenty. This epic play – it requires two nights to see Part One (Millennium Approaches) and Part Two (Perestroika) and over six well spen

Megan loves movies – but what to watch?

published: December, 21, 2011 Categories // Movies, Arts and Entertainment

Megan DePutter on the movies she’s been watching lately – a lot have an HIV or loss theme - and the happier Christmas fare she needs to balance that.

Megan loves movies – but what to watch?

December is a challenging month. We’ve just come out of AIDS Awareness Week, and moved on to other deadlines without missing a beat. But, you know, AIDS Awareness Week is tough. It gets you thinking about certain realities, realities about the numbers of people infected, unable to access treatment, threats of criminalization and fears about the future. And then there is the remembrance of loss, and supporting people through that loss. I watched We Were Here twice.  That film was/is tra

Pausing to pay tribute

published: December, 01, 2011 Categories // Activism, Events, Opinion Pieces

Poz prevention worker Megan DePutter on World AIDS Day: “I feel the urge to pause and reflect and say - to those who have worked for a better future for us all, to those who have died and to those living with HIV - thank you.”

Pausing to pay tribute

This disease will be the end of many of us, but not nearly all, and the dead will be commemorated and will struggle on with the living, and we are not going away. We won’t die secret deaths anymore. The word only spins forward. We will be citizens. The time has come. — Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika (1992) I was born in 1981, the year the first case of AIDS (then identified as GRID) was documented. Growing up during the AIDS pandemic meant that I was not immune fr

When it comes to the arts, why does AIDS = DEATH?

published: February, 02, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Arts and Entertainment, Bob Leahy - Publisher

In which Bob Leahy reports on a beguiling dance/drama Questo Buio Feroce (The Wild Darkness) performed at Harbourfront this past weekend – and ponders how HIV has been portrayed in the arts.

When it comes to the arts, why does AIDS = DEATH?

Too bad it was here for only four days.  But Questo Buio Feroce, a visiting production that was part of Harbourfront’s World Stage series, deserved a wider audience. It’s from an Italian theatre/dance company, Compagnia Pippo Delbino, currently on a world tour, but I’m not seeing any more North American dates. Still, file the name of these people away in your memory banks in case they grace these parts again. They are incredible. We decided to go last Saturday after reading a glowin