We are very honoured and insanely excited to make this announcement! Engine Productions are joining forces with The Arts and Culture Centre (ACC St. John’s) and For the Love of Learning to present NL’s first Queer Theatre Festival taking place July 19 and 20 in the ACC’s Barbara Barrett Theatre.
Opening the festival on July 19th is the Queer Monologues, presented by For the Love of Learning (FTLOL). Accompanying the monologues is a performance by Spectrum – a queer vocal choir, and an opening reception. Gemma Hickey, FTLOL’s Executive Director said the monologues will include a range of topics intended to be broad in nature, while being inclusive and respectful of the diversity of personal experiences expressed by the individual.
Day two, July 20th, is Engine Production’s Short & Queer II, the follow up to last year’s debut festival show. Short & Queer II is a night of five original short plays written by LBGT playwrights and/or have a theme or relevance to the LBGT community. The shorts this year include The Intervention by Robert Chafe, Two Dudes by Mark White, Adult Children by Liz Solo, In The Bedroom by Amy Anthony and Secret Learnings by Megan Coles. All pieces are performed and directed by an amazing cast of local actors and directors who will also share teaser readings with audiences of next year’s shorts, which include work by playwrights Meghan Greeley, Dave Sullivan, Philip Goodridge, Mitch McGee Herritt and Rory Lambert.
Tickets for the Queer Theatre Festival are $25 per night or $20 per night in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets visit artsandculturecentre.com or call the ACC box office at 709-729-3900. Please visit our Queer Theatre Festival page for more info and updates, or follow us on twitter and facebook! 🙂