[Editor’s correction: while the production has a queer members, the troupe is not a queer troupe per se.]
This February, while I was speaking at IvyQ at Brown, I met an amazing queer boy named Alp. Alp and I have since stayed in touch, and the last time I went to NYC, we ate, drank and danced together and had a gay ol’ time.
During our rebel rousing, Alp talked about a play he is helping with in NYC called Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, a Gertrude Stein pieced turned electro-rock/rave musical, and I was immediately intrigued. First off, Gertrude Stein was a hot lesbian and I fantasize about being Alice B. Toklas. Since Stein wrote the original piece, I can only assume the libretto is gorgeous. Second, electro-rock/rave musical set in 360 degree immersion, meaning the audience is in a dance/mosh pit in the middle while the actors, well act, around them. Sign me up. Third, it’s queer theater. We need to support queer theater.
Unfortunately, I’m going back to NYC for BlogHer the day after the show closes, but if you’re in NYC from July 20-28 you definitely should check this production out. For more photos and a video, go to the production’s website.