2. CYNTHIA NIXON’S REDHEADED CHUBBY ADORABLE BUTCH WIFE!!!!!
“A woman enters the front door of a home that seems unfamiliar to her. She peers around, assessing.”
Queer triple threat performer, director, and visionary Kelly Bartnik is mixing the episodic TV show format with live immersive theater performance and you can see it this weekend!
“We deserve to have art that is by us and for us and is us being complicated and depicting all our lives as they are, without simplifying or reassuring.”
Now, more than ever, in the climate we’re in, our stories need to be told. And our stories include loving, joy, revolution, dancing, crying, raging, surviving, and so, so much more. We have so much to tell, and it’s so important that we do.
When I say I was obsessed with RENT, I mean obsessed. I grew straight out of American Girl Magazine into the world of wildly risqué musical theatre. My mother tended to encourage the things I was interested in, but this one… well, it baffled her a bit. How could a good church girl from the suburbs of Connecticut relate to this musical?
“There is nothing I love more than sharing a deafeningly silent, poignant moment with 300 other audience members; grinning wide through a rousing musical number that makes me want to stand and cheer; or tearing up at a matinee with the gray-haired woman seated beside me.”
Uzo Aduba drops from the heavens into our dreams. Queen Latifah releases her inner glam stud. A very green Ozian vogue ball makes us gag. And rising star, Shanice Williams, steals our feminist hearts.
“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.”
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.
This Sunday, New Yorkers can party and win prizes to support LezCab’s new season of amazing queer theater.
“…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.
During Brown University’s “Black Lavender Experience” festival, Black LGBTQ artists talked about the divine nature of their writing for marginalized communities.
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.
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.