Queer Evan Hansen: A Meta
Oooookay. It’s almost 3 AM here and I’ve been working on this post for the last four hours. I’ve been writing a bunch of analyses lately, but this is my most ambitious one yet, so I’m a little nervous.
I’m about to make the radical argument that not only are Tree Bros or Sincerely Three valid readings of the musical…in a sense, we’re also actually SUPPOSED to ship these ships. Well, maybe not exactly supposed to, but I’m going to explain why I think Dear Evan Hansen was meant to be read as a queer narrative.
Just hear me out! By the end of this, you may not agree with me, but hopefully, you’ll at least agree that it’s one possible interpretation of the musical we all love.
Warning: long, long, LONG post. If you need to use the bathroom or grab a cup of tea, go now. At least there are pictures?