Depending on your frame of reference, the world either has changed a lot since the 1960s, or hardly at all.
For many out LGBT actors, the latter is true. Concerns about discrimination, type-casting and negative public reception all factor in to one’s career choices.
If only there was a forum to discuss these kinds of issues….
There is! The National LGBT Actors Committee invites you to its New York City member caucus on March 9 to discuss your individual career concerns with other actors who’ve been there. One of them is special guest Bryan Batt.
Batt, who played closeted art director Salvatore "Sal" Romano on the Emmy and SAG Award-winning Mad Men for three seasons, will chat about how he came to join – and be “fired” from – the fictional ‘60s-era Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency. The actor has also written a memoir of his childhood growing up in New Orleans. She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother will be released May 4.
RSVP first, then bring your SAG card and come out! (Reservations are required.)
Doors open at the SAG New York Membership Lounge, 360 Madison Ave., at 5:45 p.m. Eastern. The hour-long conversation starts at 6 p.m., with no admittance after 6:15 p.m.