Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown. Photo by Mark Mann.

‘HEAR our STORIES’ Attracts Award-Winning Talent

HEAR our STORIES, FAM’s new audio recordings project, in partnership with the hugely-popular and moving @TheAIDSMemorial on Instagram, features people telling stories in their own words, as well as actors and other celebrities such as Jim Parsons, Sterling K. Brown, Billy Porter, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Christopher Wheeldon (shown above, left to right) recording stories, about lost loved ones, survivors, activists, community leaders and caregivers.

FAM has collected over 30 HEAR Our STORIES recordings so far.  We plan to record 100 or more stories by the time the Monument opens, and will continue to produce audio recordings thereafter, building a robust library of important, emotional stories.

We are proud to announce that Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (“Big Bang Theory,” “The Normal Heart,” “Boys in the Band”) recorded a posting about Ryan White. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us,” “The People vs. O.J. Simpson”) will record a posting about MLB player Glenn Burke.

Emmy and Tony winner Billy Porter (“Pose,” “Kinky Boots”) will record a posting about about ‘the Queen of Disco’ Sylvester.  Tony-winner Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Dreamgirls,” “Moesha”) recorded a story about poet and performer Assotto Saint.  Tony-winning choreographer and stage director Christopher Wheeldon (“An American in Paris”) will record a posting about Rudolph Nureyev.

FAM has made requests to other notable actors.  We will let you know about further developments in subsequent newsletters.