• Madboots and the Gay Experience

    MADBOOTS DANCE is a company founded and led by two dancer-choreographers, Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz, who are also life partners.

  • Resist!

    When We Rise follows Cleve, Roma, and Ken as they find themselves and dive into the political fray. In quick succession, Cleve meets with the first openly gay man to address a Democratic National Convention; Roma disrupts a National Women’s Conference by shouting “We will not be silent any longer!”; and Ken loosens up and learns to love a drag queen.

  • Of LA and Harry Hay: Stuart Timmons’ Times

    Stuart Timmons didn’t just embrace gay activism. As a journalist he worked tirelessly to expose the corruption, cover-ups, and backroom shenanigans in L.A.’s public agencies as well as economic injustices and malfeasance in the private sector.

  • Heart of the Beat Generation

    Ginsberg saw himself and his fellow Beats—among them Jack Kerouac and Williams S. Burroughs—as “prophets howling in the Wilderness against a crazy civilization.”

  • The Shock of the Nude

    Moving between past and present, or between the theatrical space and the audience, are not the only dualisms in Out of Context. In his review for The Guardian (June 20, 2010), Luke Jennings pointed out that the motif of dualism is present throughout the work.

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