DAN SAVAGE, AUTHOR, JOURNALIST AND CREATER OF THE “IT GETS BETTER” PROJECT, SPEAKS AT ZELLERBACH HALL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 8:00 PM26 September 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2012
The famously frank sex columnist, author, and social commentator, Dan Savage, comes to Cal Performances’ Zellerbach Hall for one night only, Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. Known as the creator of “Savage Love,” which dishes out matter-of-fact advice and is read by millions each week, Savage does not shy away from often taboo topics like homosexuality. Similarly, with his husband Terry Miller, he created the “It Gets Better” video project on YouTube which has gained immense popularity since its creation in 2010. In addition to his LGBT activism which has clashed with both the right and left wing of politics, he has written multiple books and independently directed theatre projects under the name “Keenan Hollahan.” He is touring college campuses in conjunction with the release of his new MTV show, “SavageU”, in which he provides sex advice to students. Savage will talk to audiences about life and love and take questions from the audience. Due to frank subject matter and language, this performance is for mature audiences.
Daniel Savage was born in Chicago, Illinois, later attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study theater and history. In 1991, Savage advised his friend Tim Keck (co-founder of The Onion) to include an advice column in a newspaper Keck was thinking about starting in Seattle. Savage wrote up a mock column and was hired on the spot; the column would later become “Savage Love.” Savage and Miller have one adopted son, D.J., and were married in Vancouver, BC in 2005.
Tickets for Dan Savage on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. at Zellerbach Hall start at $20.00 and are subject to change. Tickets are available through the Ticket Office at Zellerbach Hall; at (510) 642-9988; at www.calperformances.org; and at the door. Half-price tickets are available for UC Berkeley students. UC faculty and staff, senior citizens, other students and UC Alumni Association members receive a $5.00 discount (Special Events excluded). For select performances, Cal Performances offers UCB student, faculty and staff, senior, and community rush tickets. For more information about discounts, go to http://calperformances.org/buy/discounts.php or call (510) 642-9988.
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