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John Lacy & Anton Troy: A Feeling That Love Is Genderless

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John Lacy and Anton Troy are both actors. They were appearing on stage locally in a production of Tennessee Williams' ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ when someone in the audience began shouting homophobic slurs at Anton.

John then broke character, went into the audience and confronted the heckler. John was fired, Anton quit in protest and the production was shut down.

Fun facts about John Lacy & Anton Troy: (Source: IMDB)

1) He was born in Iowa City where his father, the writer Robert Lacy, studied at the Iowa Writer's Workshop under the mentor-ship of Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Yates, alongside fellow students Andre Dubus, William Kittredge, Theodore Weesner, and detective novelist James Crumley. The family settled in Minneapolis, MN, after Robert took a position working for the State Capitol as a speech writer for the late Senator Nick Coleman.

2) 's mother, Lyn Ellen Lacy is an accomplished educator and published author, specializing in children's' visual literacy. His older brother, Peter Lacy, heads the Italian translation self-publishing division at Amazon, and his sister, Ruth Grim, coordinates exhibits for the Appleton Museum in Ocala, Florida.

3) John's acting career began in 1988, initially showing up in beer commercials and music videos. After extensive study, stage work, and commitment to the Meisner technique, his roles improved considerably, booking several guest starring roles on a handful of Miller/Boyett Production situational comedies. Then came John's first significant film role, cast as 'Fector' in Nancy Savoca's anti-war love story Dogfight. Since then, John's stock has risen steadily year after year, appearing in all of television's top rated programs while continuing a substantial and recognizable presence in television commercials, and supporting roles in several notable films.

Anton Troy:

1) Anton, the grandson of a renowned stunt man and rodeo cowboy, spent his childhood in backstage dressing rooms beside his single mother, a professional mime and children's entertainer.

2) A native of San Diego, Anton moved with his mother to Las Vegas at an early age. He struggled with being fatherless. But he loved to listen to his grandmother tell stories about his grandfather. She would talk about his grandfather's work on movies like Ben Hur; series like Gunsmoke and as Jimmy Cagney's stunt double.

3) became a way to deal with his feelings and gave him the strength to reinvent himself. Anton is known for his quiet intensity, complex presence and old soul charm. This has led to his being cast to play highly shaded characters.
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