Michael Gooding of the Richmond Triangle Players steps from behind the scenes into the spotlight tonight. Richmond Magazine recognizes Gooding at their Pollak Prizes as an Arts Innovator for his work with the Triangle Players, the only gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered theater company in the mid-Atlantic.
With a group of friends, Gooding created the Triangle Players and became their founding managing director.
More background from Richmond Magazine…
Between them, Gooding, Miller and Earle came up with a three-night showcase of comedic plays by Harvey Fierstein grouped together as “Safe Sex” to raise awareness and money for the Fan Free Clinic’s AIDS-prevention program. The sellout shows filled 60 mismatched folding chairs facing a stage illuminated by kitchen track lights with dimmer switches.
An independent committee of arts leaders and performers selected this year’s recipients. Read about Gooding and all of the 2009 Pollak Prize winners here.