In 2001, DUTF was founded with the purpose of building a repertoire of new American theater that echoes the true spirit of urban life and speaks to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines.
According to the festival director, the three most likely remaining candidates for queer/bisexual theater are:
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
El Gringuito by Éric-Dominique Pérez
El Gringuito is an autobiographical story of a redheaded Latino growing up between New York and Puerto Rico and being too Puerto Rican in one place and "too gringo" in the other. Éric-Dominique Pérez explores the ups and downs of finding acceptance in a community where "you don't look like anyone around you.” It's a poignant and hilarious account of looking different while trying to belong.
*3/10/13: I saw this play and it was interesting, but not at all bisexual or queer. The two below look more promising.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2013
Ni***/Fa**** by Keelay Gipson
A meditation on race and sexuality as viewed through the prism of workplace politics. This play puts two completely different people in a room and challenges them to move past their assumptions of one another and perceived cultural stereotypes. Somewhere in NYC this conversation is happening--Are you a part of it?
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
B-Boy Blues by James Earl Hardy
When Bed-Stuy-born/Ivy League-educated magazine editor Mitchell Crawford and homeboy from Harlem/high school dropout/bike messenger Raheim Rivers meet, it is lust at first sight. Naturally, they hook up—and, to their surprise, get hooked on each other. B-Boy Blues is based on James Earl Hardy’s best selling novel.
Showtimes are all at 8:30pm and the theater location is:
145 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013-1548
Enter on Dominick St.
One block south of Spring St.
Subway: C/E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; N/R to Prince St.
To order tickets by phone call 212 352 3101
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