Santa Fe, NM
Sunday, October 1 at 3 & 6 pm
3205 Calle Marie
Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87507
How do we honor AIDS veterans and carry their lessons of courage and resistance forward?
Join Santa Fe director Kent Kirkpatrick and New York-based actor / writer Jonah Mendelsohn for a performance of excerpts from the play and intergenerational discussion, as we prepare to bring a full production of Love Alone to New Mexico in 2024, and touring as a living memorial.
We all live with HIV, in one way or another. Whether you live with the virus, loved and fought for someone in the past, or just want to learn about the way AIDS continues to influence our collective lives, we want to hear from you.
A profoundly moving
explores the boundaries
of grief and loss,
life and death...
as it moves toward its
paradoxically life-affirming climax.
Director Emeritus, the League of Independent Theater
A true story of love persevering
in the face of calamity
In 1986, Paul Monette lost Roger Horwitz, his partner of 12 years, to AIDS. In the five months that followed, Monette wrote an exquisite cycle of poems that traces an epic journey from grief back to the land of living, full of rage, humor, and a love that transcends death.
Actor Jonah Scott Mendelsohn brings this story to the stage in a solo show that gives voice to a lost generation of gay men recalling the courage with which they faced the epidemic and injustice of their time, as we rise to face the injustice of our own.
What audience members are saying
“Exhilarating acting of the beautiful words of Paul Monette.”
“The performance made me feel hopeful, part of a community, reverent.”
"Fantastic! A really important service in portraying the guts of the AIDS crisis and bringing Monette’s poetry to stirring life."
"While the memories are hard, the story needs to be told."
Jonah Mendelsohn receives 2023 Award from the Monette-Horwitz Trust
November 26th, 2022
This award celebrates Jonah's his contribution to combatting homophobia through this stage adaptation of Love Alone. Previous honorees include activist and playwright Larry Kramer, singer / songwriter Jimmy Somerville, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jocelyn Elders.