All Out Arts- Founders & Honors

Keith Angora (Founder, Board Member)  has multitasked for the organization as performer: Fable, Finding the Wild Life Preserve, Judy’s Place; as playwright: At Sunset, Randolph, Coupons, The Brief Rages of GeeGee Schwartz; and as a director.

 

 

 

Nick Curto (Founding President of All Out Arts; Board Member, retired)  

 

 

 

 

Carol PolcovarCarol Polcovar (Founding Artistic Director of the Fresh Fruit Festival, retired) is a poet – published in Partisan Review – with an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College where she studied with John Ashbery. Her anthology publications include DOWNTOWN POETS and BROOKLYN. She is also a playwright whose plays have been produced Off Broadway and in Italy; a director of more than thirty shows; a producer whose best know production Ray Fox’s musical Take It Easy ran for 103 Off-Broadway performances; and a teacher who has taught various subjects on grade levels from nursery school to post-graduate. Since the 1970’s Ms. Polcovar has been active in the LGBT and the Women’s Civil Rights Movement. She continues her artistic work and support for minority rights in her new home in Hawaii.

 

Harry Wieder

Harry Wieder (Board Member; Liaison to the Disabled Community) was killed while crossing a street in lower Manhattan. He had been active in the Disabled Community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community for over twenty years. His dedication to the fight for the disabled, LGBT rights and the battle against AIDS won him honors from many community organizations. His unstoppable fight for disability rights earned him a featured profile in Jimmy Breslin’s column. He was a very active member of NYC Community Boards 2 & 3, and now has a street named after him in Lower Manhattan. He was a towering presence in All Out Arts, and will be missed.