A Special Presentation of a Short Play:
38 Witnessed Her Death, I Witnessed Her Love:
The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story)
Written and Performed by LuLu LoLo
Part of CINEMAROSA’s Eight Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, May 20th 3-5pm
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
To commemorate eight years of service to the Queer community of New York City and the World at large, here is a presentation of shorts that touch on many aspects of the LGBT experience. The films include: IRMA by Charles Fairbanks, AWOL by Deb Shoval, SANTIAGO FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Mauro Mueller, RUBDOWN by Dennis Hensley, THE INTERVIEW by Xamuel Bañales, GENDERBUSTERS by Sam Berliner, and BLACK ROSE TANGO by Richard Kimmel.
Film screenings are preceeded by the special presentation of the short play “38 WITNESSED HER DEATH,
I WITNESSED HER LOVE: THE LONELY SECRET OF MARY ANN ZIELONKO (Kitty Genovese Story)”
written and peformed by the legendary LuLu LoLo.
Time and Location:
CINEMAROSA’s monthly screenings take place every third Sunday of the month, 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at the auditorium of the Queens Museum of Art. Most screenings are followed by a Q&A session with attending filmmakers, artists, and / or film representatives.
ABOUT THE SHORT PLAY:
On March 13, 1964, on a street in Kew Gardens, Queens, Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered. 38 people heard her cries for help—And not one person called the police or came to her aid. In 2004, on the 40th anniversary of Kitty Genovese’s death, LuLu read an interview by Mary Ann Zielonko in Newsday that revealed that Mary Ann Zielonko and Kitty Genovese were lovers and lived together in Queens. LuLu contacted Mary Ann Zielonko and was granted an exclusive interview in which Mary Ann reminisced after 40 years of silence about gay life in the 60’s, her life with Kitty, the murder, the trial, and its aftermath. LuLu developed this interview into a monologue first performed at the Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival in Columbus, Ohio in 2004. The critic Bill Kaiser, On the Purple Circuit said, “the performance that steals your heart…I was moved to tears…” In 2006, LuLu developed this monologue into a one-act play to include The New York Times Editor, A.M. Rosenthal and Kitty’s murderer Winston Moseley. In 2009 LuLu added choreography by Jody Oberfelder in a production for The NY International Fringe Festival. Mary Ann Zielonko attended the first performance of this production.
More information here: http://cinemarosa.org/?page_id=1063