Kansas City, Missouri (PressExposure) April 10, 2009 -- Local 18-year-old playwright Andi Enns' play âHot Friesâ is being produced in the local Break The Silence Festival for gay rights awareness. âHot Friesâ is directed by 17-year-old homeschooler Zachary Weaver, and acted by other local young people. The event takes place at 7:00pm on April 17th 2009, at Spirit Of Hope Church, 3801 Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri.
Break The Silence is an annual grassroots event following the Day Of Silence: a nationwide awareness event where high schoolers and college students refuse to speak for a day to symbolize the oppression that GLBT citizens face. The national Day of Silence organization reports over 15,000 youth participants registered. The local Break The Silence, the free speech event followed Day Of Silence, is hosted by EQUAL: Empowering Queer Activists And Leaders, Kansas City's metro-wide youth gay-straight alliance.
âHot Friesâ is a one-act comedy about a teenage lesbian navigating the coming-out process, while navigating the rocky relationship between her best guy friend and her secret girlfriend. The tension is relieved by the perpetually cheerful clerk.
Andi Enns is an alumni member of The Coterie Theater's Young Playwright's Roundtable and will be a student at Park University this fall, studying Public Relations. Zachary Weaver is a current member of the Young Playwright's Roundtable.
For more information about EQUAL, please visit http://www.myspace.com/glsenkc or contact Rachel Gadd-Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.449.7887.
For more information about the production of Hot Fries, contact playwright Andi Enns at email@example.com or 816.739.9930; or contact director Zachary Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913.831.4194.