The Glines

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Founded in 1976 by John Glines, Barry Laine and Jerry Tobin, The Glines is an American not-for-profit organization based in New York City, New York, devoted to creating and presenting gay art to develop positive self-images and dispel negative stereotyping.



Other notable successes produced by The Glines include:

A benefit in 1982 was given by The Glines was at The Town Hall, a performance space in New York City, consisting of three one-act plays: The Quintessential Image by Jane Chambers (with Peg Murray in the title role), Forget Him by Harvey Fierstein (with Harvey Fierstein, Estelle Getty and Court Miller), and A Loss of Memory by Arthur Laurents (with Richard DeFabees, who played Arnold in matinée performances of Torch Song Trilogy).[18]

The Glines broke into television in 1986 with its acclaimed production of Hero of My Own Life, a documentary on the life of a person living with AIDS.[19]


Among the many artists who have appeared (or whose work has appeared) with The Glines are:


  1. ^ Mel Gussow, "Theater: Fierstein's Torch Song", The New York Times, November 1, 1981.
  2. ^ Frank Rich, "Stage: 'As Is,' About AIDS, Opens" Archived May 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, The New York Times, March 11, 1985.
  3. ^ Stephen Holden, "Theater Review: Dusting Off the Spirit of Ziegfeld", The New York Times, July 5, 1993.
  4. ^ The Eight Faces of Jane
  5. ^ The Purple Circuit, Old Plays are Gold
  6. ^ Beth A. Kattelman, Chambers, Jane (1937-1983) Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine glbtq, a web-based "encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & queer culture"
  7. ^ Stephen Holden, "Review/Theater; Comedy of Self-Acceptance And a Portrait of Its Writer", The New York Times, August 17, 1989.
  8. ^ On Forever After [1] Doric Wilson website
  9. ^ If This Isn’t Love!
  10. ^ Arch Brown biography [2] Arch Brown website
  11. ^ Sex Symbols
  12. ^ Stephen Holden, "Stage: Short Plays on Gay Themes", The New York Times, September 20, 1987.
  13. ^ Robert Patrick
  14. ^ Gary L. Day Weinberg’s "Get Used to It!" PGN March 27—April 2, 1992, Archived July 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Anita Gates, "Crisp, So Stylishly 89, Gets To the Point, Well, Crisply", The New York Times, June 26, 1998.
  16. ^ Happy Gay Day "Today in History (May 19) 1980" The Malcontent website Archived 2007-12-14 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival
  18. ^ Long Island Journal, The New York Times, October 10, 1982.
  19. ^ John Corry, Hero of My Own Life, Story of AIDS Patient", The New York Times, June 23, 1986.

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