No, but guys.  Fun Home took Best Musical.  Hedwig took Best Revival last year.  Two years in a row, two shamelessly, explicitly queer stories - BOTH WHICH ARE ABOUT ACCEPTING YOURSELF AS YOU ARE EVEN IF YOU FUCK UP ALONG THE WAY - have taken top prize in their category, with their lead actors from both winning Best Actor for their performances.


I didn’t know Javi Muñoz was gay until I saw the clip from August 14th of him fighting back against homophobes and honestly right now I have tears in my eyes right now because a gay Latino man is playing the biggest role on Broadway right now and he’s doing such an incredible job and as a young queer Latinx kid I’m crying because I have such an amazing role model to look up to

And this is so significant bc yes you hear about gay people in Broadway and in theatre (E. G. Groffsauce) but you NEVER hear about queer POCs, ESPECIALLY not queer Latinxes and definitely not queer Latinx individuals IN LEADING ROLES, and I’m so happy and so proud that I and future queer Latinx theatre kids have Javi to look up to and I just

I hope he knows that his existence and his playing this fantastic role in such an influential musical, which has become such a big part of my life, is an inspiration to me and to us all. Seeing myself represented in a community I love and respect is something I never could have imagined a year ago.

Thank you so much, Javi.

Idina Menzel publicly gets behind #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

“The voice of Elsa has thrown her support behind the online campaign to make theFrozen lead Disney’s first LGBT princess.

At a red carpet appearance for the Billboard Music Awards, Idina Menzel told Entertainment Tonight that she’s all for the push to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, which the Daily Dot first covered earlier this month, when bisexual high school student Alexis Isabel Moncada launched the hashtag.

‘I think it’s great,“ Menzel said. "Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.’” 

(read more) (petition)


What is that you say a musical where the lead is a lesbian? Why yes it is!

The stage production is based off of “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir.

In this video young Alison is singing “Ring of Keys” a song all about her feelings for a woman. 

Love is - something I know. I don’t know how we got here, I don’t know why touching you makes me so happy, but I know - that seeing you, or even thinking about seeing you, makes me feel like - I don’t need to know anything else.
—  The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told
Inaugural voice, movement, and gender workshop for the world's first Shakespeare company run entirely by transgender artists.

Help an all-transgender Shakespeare company get on its feet!

The Transgender Shakespeare Company is - as far as we know! - the world’s first Shakespeare company run entirely by and for transgender artists. We are not a drag troupe or a gender theory class; we’re the real thing. Based in London, our mission is to educate and engage trans actors in the most vital canon going. We hope to create a trans-specific theatrical community, promote trans and fellow marginalised communities’ representation in the theatre, and create powerful, vibrant Shakespearean productions.

We’re hoping to raise £300 for our free first inaugural workshop (spaces still available!), which is taking place in central London on 24 October. This will cover the cost of renting a rehearsal space, snacks, and travel subsidies for our participants and directors. Any extra donations will go towards company maintenance, including setting up a website, hiring future guest artists, and funding our first production in spring 2016. Anyone can make a donation, however small or large!



The Takarazuka Revue

Takarazuka was the first troupe to introduce the revue ”Mon Paris”, to Japan which was staged in 1927 and heralded the arrival of the revue era. All performers are women - a unique feature, considering the composition of other revue companies around the world. The first performance of the Takarazuka was in 1914 and the revue is still going strong today.

Photos courtesy of http://still-life-zuka.livejournal.com/

Info taken from the Takarazuka Revue website: http://kageki.hankyu.co.jp/english/history.html

If you’re LGBTQ+ and involved in theatre, I need your help!

So, I’m writing an essay on LGBTQ+ people in theatre, and if any of you would be willing to be “interviewed” (by which I mean answering some very open-ended questions about your experiences and opinions and all that), it would mean the world! 

If this doesn’t apply to you, but you know someone you think would be interested, then please pass it on! 

Thank you!


First produced at The Flea in 2011, She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen is an action packed play featuring three-headed monsters and gelatinous cubes. I have seen this play twice and I cried at both productions from laughter and big gay feelings. 

She Kills Monsters is a play about an older sister named Agnes who tries to connect with her deceased little sister, Tilly, by navigating through her younger sister’s homespun Dungeons and Dragons module. Despite being sisters, Agnes and Tilly were very different people. Through playing the game, Agnes realizes that she did not really know her sister at all. Now immersed in her sister’s imagination and equipped with a sword, Agnes becomes Agnes The Ass-Hatted and learns more about her sister than she could have ever imagined. In Tilly’s ideal world within Dungeons and Dragons, everyone is gay. 

Winner in 2013 of the Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and nominated in 2012 for a GLAAD award. It features heroes of varying abilities. If it’s playing near you, see it. It’s a fun time.

If you happen to be a Texan, University of Houston is producing this play in late April. 

Purchase here: 



We only have 7 hours left to raise $2,705… if not we lose what we have raised so far. You can contribute here.

The Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) is a group of LGBTQ-identified, street-based young-people who heal, educate, and create art by telling their stories through theater and dance.

YEPP is currently working on its new production: FACES. This production looks at the different faces that society and systems have defined for the ensemble members versus the different faces they strive to build and present for themselves. In FACES we address experiences the young people have had such as: homelessness, spiritual struggles, police brutality, suicide, trans physical-emotional development, drug use, physical and emotional abuse, HIV stigma, queer liberation, and many others.

In order to make this production happen, we are currently fundraising through our Kickstarter Campaign. We would invite you to support us either through a monetary donation or passing this information to the networks your fierce organization has in place.

Transgender Play Database

Finding new plays can be really hard, especially if you have very specific parameters (like “transgender characters” for example). So, we’ve made a crowdsourced google database that will, with your help, be a resource for anyone looking for plays with trans or non binary characters or plays written by authors with those identities. 

Add a play to the database here.

View the database here.


                                        STOP KISS by Diana Son!

THE STORY: "A poignant and funny play about the ways, both sudden and slow, that lives can change irrevocably,“ says Variety. After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly fall in love. Their first kiss provokes a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate. (Dramatists Play Service)

"Something as thought provoking and ultimately moving as STOP KISS is a joy to experience.” —Star Ledger.

This play is the next topic of discussion for our Queer Theatre Book Club! It has been recommended and suggested to me many times and I’m excited to read it with all of you! 

The date for this month’s discussion is February 15th, 2015 via Tinychat.

This is a really laid back book club. We have people from every academic (or post) level! Come on! Grab a script and get reading!

Here are some resources to buy the script:

Amazon:                                                                          http://www.amazon.com/Stop-Kiss-Edition-Diana-Son/dp/0822217317

Dramatists Play Service:                                         http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=2871

See y'all then! If you have any questions let me know!

A trans theater festival is coming to Williamsburg
Williamsburg’s most daring theater venue just announced its Trans Theatre Festival, which runs June 7-26.

“Recognizing trans artists as an invaluable part of our arts community, both currently and historically, this festival is part of an ongoing commitment to elevating their work,” the Brick folks say. “We’re proud to present a theater and arts festival curated by and featuring the work of trans artists. Featuring theater, dance, film, web series, visual art, educational programming and a panel discussion on trans issues in the indie theater scene.”

‘Dear Mr. Charles, Do you enjoy gay theater?’ I am gay theater. All right, I will now give you the entire history of American gay theater, in sixty seconds. Go!
      (MR. CHARLES stands, and there is a dramatic lighting change, as he free-associates rapidly.)
'Jimmy isn’t like the other boys-do you know what you are-he’s no son of mine! I’m just so lonely and sick of my own evil.-he was a boy, just a boy-Bill was my buddy, and our love was pure and strong, but those things they’re saying- they’re true, about me! I’m so sick and ashamed, Karen! Do you know what you are? I am a thirty-two-year-old, pockmarked Jew fairy, and that was when my father saw me backstage, in my wig and my tights, and he said, take care of my son.             (Singing)
I am what I am!
       (in a gravelly voice, as Harvey Fierstein)
I just wanna be loved, Is that so wrong? But Doctor, what’s wrong with David, with all the Davids? Our people are dying, and the Mayor still won’t say the name of the disease- Maria Callas!
        (He raises his arms as graceful as wings)
Let the great work begin!
        (He raises his arms again)
Let the great work begin, part two! When you speak of gay theater, and you will-be kind. Because it’s all about love, valour, and gratuitous frontal male nudity!

Mr. Charles, Currently of Palm Beach by Paul Rudnick

(How many shows can you identify in this?)