straight for equality
2016 straight for equality gala performance:
fun home


The evening's performance of "Changing My Major" will be performed by Lauren Patten, currently starring
in FUN HOME as Medium Alison.

“THE BEST OF WHAT BROADWAY CAN DO.” –Associated Press

“YOU SHOULDN’T GO UNLESS YOU’RE A FATHER OR A DAUGHTER OR A MOTHER OR A SON." – Mark Harris, Writer, Entertainment Weekly/New York Magazine

“FUN HOME HAS MADE HISTORY. A MILESTONE IN THE WAY AMERICA VIEWS ITS OWN CULTURE, AND AN INDICATION OF THE BRAVE NEW PLACES IT’S HEADED.” – Forbes

One of the most groundbreaking productions ever to hit Broadway, FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Score (Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron), Best Book (Lisa Kron), Best Direction (Sam Gold), and Best Actor (Michael Cerveris).

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. This intimate and emotional theatrical experience is performed entirely in the round, bringing audiences closer to Alison’s story than ever before. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, FUN HOME is “a blazingly original heartbreaker and a non-stop treasure of invention” (Newsday).


LAUREN PATTEN

Selected credits: Home Street Home (Zspace), Spring Awakening (Deaf West), Our Town (Indy Award), Bus Stop (Ovation nomination), The Diary of Anne Frank (Rubicon), Wait Until Dark (Geffen), A Christmas Carol (Goodman), and Training Wisteria (SPFNYC). TV: “Switched at Birth,” “Arrested Development,” and “Awkward.”