This Sunday, June 28 will mark 51 years since the uprising at Stonewall Inn that sparked the modern movement for LGBTQIA+ rights. Today, we are still fighting. As shown through iconic productions like RENT, Angels in America, and The Laramie Project, theatrical work has the power to shape an entire generation. Throughout the world, there [...]
Month: June 2020
A Juneteenth Salute To Black Theatre
This Friday, many Black Americans will celebrate Juneteenth. I didn't really learn about Juneteenth until I was older and don't remember a time when I truly sat back to reflect on Juneteenth, the celebration of Black American's official emancipation from slavery on June 19, 1865. If there's a year to start celebrating this important date [...]
Nine Queer Black Theatremakers to Celebrate
Happy Pride Month! This month might look different than previous Junes, but we should still take this opportunity to celebrate LGBT history and the vibrant community that makes up the Pride flag. (Here's a brief history of Pride.) I'm always thinking about the marginalized people who make up the theatre. The recent uprisings against police [...]
What More Is There To Say?
I have been struggling about what to post this week. The days since George Floyd's murder was captured on camera have been scary, sad, infuriating, and all-too-familiar for black people who have become accustomed to seeing our siblings murdered by police. It reminds us of the many other people we have seen cut down by [...]