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Fort Wayne Youtheatre Premiere Remembers Ryan White

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Credit Courtesy/Gregory Stieber
Fort Wayne playwright and director, Gregory Stieber finds Youtheatre a perfect forum for his new play.

Thirty years ago, middle-school student and AIDS patient, Ryan White, was denied an education in Kokomo, Indiana, and what transpired became a saga heard around the world.

This weekend, that story and its message are honored through "The Kid from Kokomo: The Ryan White Story", an original Fort Wayne Youtheatre premiere, written and directed by Gregory Stieber.

WBOI's Julia Meek invited Stieber to share some of his motives and methods for preserving White's legacy.

Fort Wayne Youtheatre Presents:

"The Kid from Kokomo: The Ryan White Story"

@ Parkview Physician's Group ArtsLab
(Auer Black Box Theatre), Fort Wayne

Friday, February 6th, 7pm (sold out)
Saturday, February 7th, 11am & 2pm
Sunday, February 8th, 2pm

For ticket information, visit their website.


A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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