“Cast members in a devised show are able to create and develop honest depictions of characters who hold the same identities as the actors. These representations are far more complex, interesting, and truthful than characters we as directors and creators could develop on our own.”
An examination of plays in the canon that we all deserve to see with an all-Black cast.
The Fun Home star returned to her roots at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City on August 31st to perform a one-woman cabaret show following a rural lesbian through her tomboy childhood, an engagement (to a man!), her first stint as an actress in New York, another marriage (to a woman!), and her ever-tense relationship with her Colorado cowboy father.
For when you hate men so much, you have to tap dance about it.
I never even thought there’d be a role in a musical for a masculine-of-center woman and then “Fun Home” made history, but it was already so much more to me.
A little over halfway through, an unexpected twist sends the expected story careening off the rails. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so I’ll just tell you this: I wish I brought tissues.
This Sunday, New Yorkers can party and win prizes to support LezCab’s new season of amazing queer theater.
The Broadway version of Alison Bechdel’s classic graphic memoir made me feel weird, sad and fist-pumpingly excited.
Here is a run down of the 2015 Tony Award nominations, including 12 nods for the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir.
“…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80s — being surround by excess — from neon spandex and political darkness to now, where even though Section 28 has been repealed, and same-sex marriage has been embedded into law, it still feels like society has a lot of catching up to do.”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.”