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Over 20 years ago, Garry Allan Breul founded Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project, it's mission is to raise awareness, provide assistance, and perpetuate a life of dignity for those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS. Gary was also involved in the local theater scene as a director or stage manager at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, American Stage, freeFall Theatre, the Players Centre and Venice Theatre.
Breul was particularly proud of his production of the musical “Quilt,” about the creation of panels for the AIDS Memorial Quilt. For the Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project (the group’s name changed when he started producing more benefits in St. Petersburg), Breul recruited area actors for elaborately staged readings of gay-themed shows, like “Longtime Companion” and “The Laramie Project.” More recently he presented spoofs of popular films and TV shows, including “Blown with the Wind,” “All About Steve” and “Golden Gurlz Live.”
After Hurricane Katrina, Breul staged a special benefit for an AIDS organization in New Orleans, sending money to an organization no one else thought to help.
Prelude to Pride has raised over $29,000 to benefit Metro Wellness “Angel Funds”, directly helping those living with HIV/AIDS over the last 5 years.
This annual event has helped hundreds of individuals throughout Tampa Bay with medication and insurance co-pays, specialty medical services, basic food and person hygiene items.
His contributions and impact in our community are immeasurable and he will be dearly missed.