With True Colors, the Theater Offensive pioneered an approach to queer youth theatre that companies around the country have emulated. Somerset Maugham speaks lovingly of a friend lost in the war, but this sort of love more nearly reflects veneration than homosexuality. What strikes me first of all is how theatre always reflects social conditions. Transgender actress MJ Rodriguez auditioned for the female role of Peggy in the hit musical Hamilton. Email your submission to: If the content you are seeing is presented as unstyled HTML your browser is an older version that cannot support cascading style sheets.
Queer theatres, on the whole, are far more likely to stage plays about women, race and poverty than their mainstream counterparts.
Q is for queer theatre
We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Producers have complete artistic liberty. Check out a queer company near you! If the content you are seeing is presented as unstyled HTML your browser is an older version that cannot support cascading style sheets. This Queer Theatre mini-season, coinciding with Pride and featuring talks and events, has attracted a seriously impressive haul of talent: