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In the 30th year after the assassination of Harvey Milk, Diversionary Theatre commissioned a tribute to the civil rights activist. Dear Harvey, directed by Dan Kirsch, premiered on April 19, 2009 to critical acclaim.
.................................................................................. "...an inspiring, edifying, enlightening and sometimes amusing evening..."

Pat Launer: Spotlight on Theater, www.sdnn.com
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"The play is not only the story of Milk, but of his legacy, and the changes that have happened since his assassination that acknowledge his death wasn’t in vain. It’s an important piece of history, an inspirational story and engaging theater."

Jennifer Chung Klam: San Diego Arts


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"...a mensch in many ways - and a diva."
Tom Ammiano
Patricia and Harvey Milk
Producers, schools and community groups are invited to host a staged reading or fully mounted production of Dear Harvey royalty-free during the week of Harvey’s birthday, May 22nd. Script by Patricia Loughrey. Music by Thomas Hodges. Featuring photos by Daniel Nicoletta.

Contact Patricia Loughrey at info@patricialoughrey.com


HARVEY MILK
"If the government is ever going to be returned to the people, it will only be returned when the people demand it. When the people throw off the political machines, the public relations speeches, and the crumbs thrown to keep you quiet…"

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STUART MILK
Gay Rights Activist and Nephew of Harvey Milk
"…it was one of his innermost values, - that you just don't diminish people."
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ROBIN TYLER
Plaintiff in the California Supreme Court Lawsuit, Tyler v. County of LA – the Same-Sex Marriage Case
"Harvey Milk was a great gay visionary whose politics extended way beyond the gay community. He was progressive, he was daring, he was unapologetic, he was forceful and he was right, most of the time."
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CLEVE JONES
Creator of the AIDS Quilt
"You can be this totally ordinary person with this really fucked up life but if you have courage and speak the truth and are willing to stick it out, it's amazing what you can do."

San Diego State University production of Dear Harvey, Directed by Peter Cirino