Friday, December 18, 2015

Elliot Tiber Speaks OUT (AUDIO)

Writer/producer Elliot Tiber talks about his third volume of memoirs entitled “After Woodstock.” The book completes his trilogy following the critically acclaimed “Palm Trees on the Hudson” & his breakout bestseller “Taking Woodstock” co-written with Tom Monte & made into a feature film by director Ang Lee. During the summer of ’69 Tiber helped start the gay liberation movement & saved the Woodstock Festival from cancellation. This must-read book & perfect XMAS present begins as Elliot heads to Hollywood to fulfill his dreams in the movie industry driving his recently purchased Cadillac with a duffle bag filled with $50,000 in cash all acquired from his Woodstock Festival windfall. Hollywood doesn’t quite turn out as he expected but the adventure continues. Along the way Tiber meets the love of his life Belgian playwright & director André Ernotte. Over the course of their 27 year relationship, Tiber realizes his potential as a humorist & writer & finds a way to cope with his difficult mother whose second wedding in the hills of Israel gives new meaning to the Wailing Wall. The relationship is tested by the AIDS crisis & a string of professional disappointments but ultimately endures the test of time. We talked to Tiber about the inspiration for his new memoir & his spin on our LGBT issues. Tiber stated, “It’s amazing to me there is such a movement & such an organization that’s worldwide because when I was coming out there were no groups, there was nobody to talk to. There were no companions, no people you could come out & say ‘Hey I’m gay & you’re gay let’s be friends’, no such thing. So seeing this develop into a movement it’s very inspiring to me and hopeful to me. I’m 80 years old now, it’s a little late for me & I’m in forced celibacy now at 80. I feel good that the new generation have a model someplace to look to find some answers & carry on with their own lives & hopefully these people go the next step further. I don’t know what that would be at the moment but the next step further so that we’re all equal which we should be.” Elliot Tiber has written & produced numerous award winning plays, musical comedies, television shows & films. Currently Tiber is a highly sought-after lecturer & hopes he can inspire new LGBT generations with his latest memoir “After Woodstock: The True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding & a Manhattan Breakdown” published by Square One Publishers & available on Amazon.
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