In commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of World AIDS Day, Richmond Triangle Players’ Robert B. Moss Theater hosted “RVAIDS,” a documentary drama that incorporated various mediums to honor those infected and affected by HIV.
This moving and powerful performance was written by University of Richmond students in the course The AIDS Epidemic in Richmond: A Documentary Theater Project, taught by Laura Browder and Patricia Herrera, under the directorial guidance of Jose Joaquin Garcia.
In addition to the documentary drama, a community conversation was held featuring panelists Lisa Cumbey, Social Justice Activist (and primary caretaker) of artist J. Alan Cumbey, who died of AIDS in 1992, Karen Legato, Executive Director of Health Brigade, Zakia McKensey, Founder of Nationz Foundation and University of Richmond student, India Henderson.
The panel discussion was moderated by Rodney Lofton, Vice President and Deputy Director of Diversity Richmond.