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Free virtual writing event in recognition of World AIDS Day

Donja R. Love (he/him) and National Queer Theater (NQT) are proud to announce the final sharing of Write It Out!, which features a virtual reading of new works from writers thriving with HIV.

The event, which will take place on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 pm EST, is the culmination of the 10-week virtual playwriting workshop designed to help people living with HIV sharpen their playwriting skills as they find and develop their voices. The free program aims to create a community for people of similar lived experiences to express themselves freely while amplifying the visibility of those living with HIV in theater in tandem.

Write It Out! is created and led under the direction of Love, an award-winning playwright living with HIV, arts educator, and HIV advocate. Love started the program in 2019 as a means of counteracting the loneliness oftentimes experienced by those living with HIV, which he himself has encountered firsthand. According to Love, outdated stigmas that still linger in today’s society often contribute to many living with HIV battling feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety. By navigating these feelings and expressing them through creativity, Love has found strength and greater confidence through both his Queer and HIV-positive journeys. In creating Write It Out!, he hopes to offer a safe space and resources for other people living with HIV to freely express themselves, build community and amplify their artistry.

Along with Love and National Queer Theater, Write It Out! is presented in partnership with Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative, and The Each-Other Project, with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

WHAT: Zoom event featuring a virtual reading of new works from writers thriving with HIV. The final sharing of the playwrights’ short plays will be read by professional actors.

WHEN: Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 pm EST

COST: Free


WHO: Write It Out! is led under the direction of Donja R. Love in partnership with National Queer Theater.

About National Queer Theater

National Queer Theater (NQT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theater company based in New York City, dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ+ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes. Believing in the power of theater to effect sweeping social change, NQT cultivates a more just, joyous, and empowered intersectional queer community that is celebrated in all corners of society. NQT was founded on the principle that through art and free community programs, we are able to create and organize together, working towards a more equitable vision of a world bursting with pride. For more information about NQT, visit

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