Loud and proud New Yorkers show their true colors in a provocative series of promotional images for Village Voices.
Presented by Frack Theatre, a New York theater company "founded on the principle of utilizing theatre as a means of community empowerment," Village Voices will play December 10 and 11 at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
"A homeless trans girl living with HIV. A 74-year-old bartender at the Stonewall Inn. A gay Lutheran priest. A party boy. An activist. These are the characters brought together by Village Voices,a brand-new play that recounts the tragedies and triumphs of New York's LGBT community," according to press notes about the production. "Using the 2013 homophobic murder of Mark Carson as a point of departure, Village Voices is scripted from hours of interviews with real-life characters in the West Village. The play investigates a senseless crime, but along the way, it examines everything from the AIDS epidemic to the fall of DOMA. Interweaving oral history and archival documents with music, song, and dance, Village Voices presents a world that is sometimes heart-breaking but always fiercely fabulous and incredibly brave."