Monday, October 7, 2013

"The Laramie Project" Act I

For those who may have missed it, here is Act I of this past Sunday's Special reading of The Laramie Project. Acts II & III will follow.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Special Event: One Night Only

JTMF is proud to present a One Night Only staged reading of The Laramie Project; Sunday, October 6th, 2013. The reading will take place at the Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ.

Proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Presented to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the attack on Matthew Shepherd, the reading will be followed by a special talk-back with the cast and representatives of The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Directed by Judi Parrish, the cast includes Melissa Abrahams of Chesterfield, NJ; Brian Bara of Levittown, PA; Christian DiTullio of Lawrenceville, NJ; Damian Gaeta of Hamilton, NJ; Kathy Garofano of Morrisville, PA; Laurie Hardy of Hamilton, NJ; Jennifer Nasta Zefutie of Cranbury, NJ and Jeremy Robinson of Chesterfield, NJ.

We hope you can join us for this very special event (the only JTMF event this year). Tickets are $10 to $15 and are available by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333; online at or at the Box Office one hour before curtain.

Bullying and suicide among teens and preteens remain at all-time high. You can be part of the solution by attending this important event.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Watch this space for an exciting announcement, coming soon!

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Cast of "Jeffrey"

The Cast of the JTMF 10th Anniversary Production of "Jeffrey"

Meet the cast of the James Tolin Memorial Fund's 10th Anniversary production of Paul Rudnick's romantic comedy, Jeffrey. Here they are, relaxing after a long day. The cast that hot tubs together, stays together (or something).

Top Row, L-R: Christian Anthony; Dan Newsome; Brian A. Bara and Chino Aczayus.
Bottom Row, L-R: William Mercado; Alycia M. Bauch; David C. Hamm and Damian Gaeta.

Jeffrey will have 3 performances only; June 22 & 23 at 8:00 PM (preceded by a silent auction and reception at 7:00 PM) and June 24th at 2:00 PM. at the Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ. 

Tickets are $25 for the Friday and Saturday performances and $12 - $16 for the Sunday matinee. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling the Kelsey box office at 609-570-3333.

100% of ticket sales benefit The Open Arms Foundation, the James Tolin Memorial Scholarship at MCCC and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.

Jeffrey contains adult themes and language. It is not recommended for children under 17 or those of a prurient nature.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A New Beneficiary

The James Tolin Memorial Fund is pleased to announce the addition of our newest beneficiary: The Tyler Clementi Foundation.

As you may remember, Tyler was a Rutgers University freshman who, after having a private encounter with another man broadcast over the Internet by his roommate and another so-called friend, took his own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge in September of 2010.

Based in New Jersey, The Tyler Clementi Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of teen suicide and bullying. Started by Tyler's parents so that some good might come from his tragic death, the Foundation's motto is "Live = Let Live."

The bullying and consequential suicides of LGBT kids is at an epidemic rate in this country. The JTMF is committed to put an end to this epidemic, while still working towards putting an end to HIV/AIDS.

A portion of the proceeds from our recent radio-play production of A Christmas Carol have been donated to the Tyler Clementi Foundation and we look forward to finding a way to partner with them in an effort to promote acceptance, trust and peace between LGBT and straight youth.

To that end, please join us this April for Hairspray, the hit musical that celebrates diversity and promotes social harmony. Tickets are on sale now.