Cheryl King

With 12 out of 16 shows sold out and extra runs scheduled, Cheryl King Productions’ 2008 Left Out Festival: A Celebration of Gay Performance Art was a runaway success. Built on “a beautiful community effort,” King says, roughly two-thirds of the Festival’s proceeds benefited Bailey House and Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC). In addition to her success as a producer, King is an accomplished actor, having performed on TV and starred in Not a Nice Girl, her internationally acclaimed one-woman show. She also serves as acting coach for the Emmy Award-winning All My Children. “A good friend of mine asked me, in the category of the things I do, what my favorite part is,” she muses. The answer? “Actor…then acting coach…writer, producer…in that order.” –JB

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