“…diaries inspired me and I felt like I had to write something that fused together the pressure cooker of the 80s — being surround by excess — from neon spandex and political darkness to now, where even though Section 28 has been repealed, and same-sex marriage has been embedded into law, it still feels like society has a lot of catching up to do.”
“Hopefully because this dialogue is happening and we feel like we’re on the cusp of this conversation, people will understand how complex it is and how the survivor has no obligation to be what anyone wants them to be.”
Sleep No More is a Lynchian lost world, a timewarp, and walking out of it, you feel like you might have just emerged from a fugue state.
In anticipation of Peter Pan’s return to our TV sets, a look at some of the ladies who’ve played this queer icon over the years (and the lesbian gossip about them).
After months of rumors, after winning all the Off-Broadway awards you can win, after a Pulitzer Prize nomination, “Fun Home” the musical is FINALLY transferring to Broadway! YESSSSSSSS!
“What I’m trying to say is that, Elaine Stritch was a bitch and she didn’t give a f*ck what you thought about her…She was the director of her own life and her tenacity and strong spirit will be sorely missed.”
Lorraine Hansberry’s lists of stuff she Liked, Hated and was Bored to Death With puts everyone currently working in the list business to shame.
“The Messiah Complex is radical because it takes on concepts of beauty, class differences, gender roles, and navigates love and life in a trans or gender-nonconforming body, all within a Black context. Never before have I seen so many nuanced themes in an all Black cast.”
During Brown University’s “Black Lavender Experience” festival, Black LGBTQ artists talked about the divine nature of their writing for marginalized communities.
Not only does Fun Home put a lesbian center stage, the lesbian character is a fully developed, three dimensional human being with thoughts, feelings, and complex issues.
“Will Full House’s Dave Coulier step in as the backstabbing ex-boyfriend? Will any of the ironic plot twists actually be ironic, or just crappy things that happened?! The future holds many mysteries, my friends.”
Alison Bechdel’s “family tragicomic” hits off-Broadway this September. I need to know if there’ll be any dancing, so you need to go for me to find out.
If you feel like there aren’t enough lesbos in the waving wheat of Oklahoma!,come see our versions of these beloved show tunes. Also, you might meet some girls.
It’s even better in August, though, when every spare space in the city is full of performers putting on shows in cellars, attics, theatres and sheds as part of the world’s arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.
We may all worship at the well-spoken altar of Andrea Gibson, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more out there to love! Here are ten LGBTQ spoken word artists you should consider crushing on.
Not Just Another Coming Out Story illustrates the lifelong process of coming out and the struggles that don’t magically disappear after the first time you come out as an LGBT person.
This one time Gabby, Ali and Vanessa all went to The Lesbian Love Octagon, in New York City and then we all got together at a bar and, over Red Stripe, hashed out some of the finer points on our feelings.
The stories told through this play are a fascinating insight into Susan Sontag’s life, as well as queer history. If you are in New York it is definitely worth checking out.
This play kicks the living crap out of you while asking you to acknowledge the softest, sweetest, most vulnerable human parts of this world, and then it kicks you some more. I loved it.
“That summer, I learned a lot about separating myself from my work. There is no room on the stage for a performer’s personal problems. There are, however, cathartic elements that an actor gets while performing a show.”