Dustin Lance Black Wrote a Play About Proposition 8


The California trial that struck down Proposition 8 wasn't televised last year, but if Dustin Lance Black has his way, he'll soon be bringing those proceedings out into the open. Black told the New York Times that he's written a new play, called 8, which is almost entirely drawn from trial transcripts and Black's own interviews about the case, in which lawyers Theodore B. Olson and David Boies successfully argued that the state's ban against gay marriage was unconstitutional. (That ruling is now being appealed.) Before it's produced at colleges across the country, 8 will get a star-filled September 19 reading on Broadway staged by Joe Mantello; perhaps that's the project for which Black was recently courting Taylor Lautner when the two were snapped having dinner with Gus Van Sant last week? [NYT]