“The DC Queer Theatre Festival unleashes and celebrates the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and community.” So say the organizers of Queer Festival’s first annual event, director Matt Ripa, playwright Rebecca Gingrich-Jones and producer Alan Balch.
This year’s DC Queer Festival, which consists of readings of plays with GLBT themes by local playwrights, is a fundraiser for The DC Center, and its programs which support the GLBT community. The festival will be held at The DC Center, 1318 U Street NW, Washington. DC. Admission to each event is a suggested donation of $10. Advance tickets available here.
The festival kicks off tonight, with a free night of socializing with Queer Theatre artists and friends, Wed, May 9th at MOVA, 2204 14th Street NW, starting at 6:30.
Festival Programing – Night 1 Friday, May 18, 2012 begins at 8:00 PM
Fabulous Water Sports
By Roy Proctor, directed by Allison Clapp
Redskins vs. Rockettes
By Michael Bobbitt, directed by George Grant
My Last Best Spouse
By Raoul D. Luna, directed by Jay Hardee
Panel: “Rooting for Our Voice: How Can We Grow Queer Theatre in the DC Area”
Festival Programing – Night 2 Saturday, May 19, 2012 begins at 5pm
for colored queer boys who considered giving up when giving yourself wasn’t ever enuf By Mark Brown II, directed by Alvin Ford Jr.
By Joan Bellsey and Andrea Grill, directed by Emma Strauss
The Terror Fantastic
By Nicole Jost, directed by Bob Bartlett
By Rebecca Gingrich-Jones, directed by Matt Ripa
By Alan Sharpe, directed by John Moletress
Secret Mist of Blue
By Barbara K. Asare-Bediako, directed by Denise Hart
Panel: “Looking Forward: What Can Queer Theatre Do for Our Community?”