Monday, April 9, 2012

BENEATH THE SHEETS: AN HIV/AIDS Awareness Fundraising Event

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Director/producer Sal Bardo and Actor/producer Max Rhyser play bookends to
MC of the evening Jonathan D. Lovitz, of MTV "The Set Up Squad" and tireless advocate of Gay rights and social causes
Food, drinks, entertainment, raffle prizes (including a walk-on role on Law & Order: SVU!), knowledge, and much more were the order of the day on March 30th, in the most enjoyable fundraiser "Beneath the Sheets", an HIV/AIDS charity event that took place at The Players Club to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and "Chaser," a short narrative film confronting the issue of unsafe sex in the gay community today, directed by Sal Bardo and starring Max Rhyser, whose companies Always Rhysing & Bardo Films are also the co-producers. The objective of "Chaser" is to start a dialogue about the increasing number of gay men practicing unsafe sex, both out of recklessness and self-injury.   

Raffle time!
Hosted by Jonathan D. Lovitz, with entertainment by performers Cazwell, Misnomer(s), Martin Theberge, Paco Perez and DJ Rich King, the occasion was a top level event overflowing with mostly gorgeous talent involved in the performing arts.

For more information about the film, or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please visit:

Max with actors Aryn Cole and Taylor Proffit
Actress Lauren LoGiudice with Jonathan and Sal
Humanity Pride Productions LLC's Michael Billy and Jarl Haugedal,
executive producers of Mr. Gayworld USA, which includes Jonathan D. Lovitz
as part of the team
Julius DeBruhl Lewis, Patricia and Wim Reinders of SULA NYC,
and Michaela of MichaelaTv MichaelaRadio
Edwin Dillard aka Eddie Black
Superb Guitarist Paco Perez
Wonderful Martin Theberge
Fab performance by Cazwell
Jonathan with actresses Katie Maguire and Anna Anderson
Sal and Jonathan with performers Cazwell and Martin Theberge
Blogger and event promoter Daniel Nardicio with
fashion illustrator Robert W. Richards
Actors Ismael Cruz-C√≥rdova and Sebastian La Cause, flanking a
toothpaste commercial Max
Actor Nathan SpiteriJGPR publicist Christopher Vicini, songwriter Kyle Garcia and Cohen & Crokett publicist Brandon Cohen
Singer/artist Jae Garcia with Max and
fashion designer Alicat Avril Lemieux
Wendy Liss, of Wendy & Max interiors, one of the raffle winners



S. Bran Jones and actress Karin De La Penha with Max and Brandon Cohen

I must include the list of very generous sponsors, whose selfless largesse made this a party to really talk about:
Peace BisquitSULA NYCHomme de PouvoirEquinoxLa Don, Images by www.rickdaynyc.com, Images by www.thomassynnamon.com, Images by www.DavidPaulKay.comALICAT Avril LemieuxBEECauseSynapse FilmsHotel du VillageTaim, with open bar courtesy of Mount Gay Rum, food courtesy of Orient Express and gift bags courtesy of Faces by Greta.

Keep up the good work, guys!


To see more images of this event, click here.

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