Saturday October 4th, 8:00 PM
Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place, SE
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Set in the spring of 2009 and shortly before Uganda’s legislature passed a bill making homosexuality punishable by death, the violence of homophobia destroys two households – one in Kampala and the other in an average American city.
About Playwright Bob Bartlett:
Bob’s plays have been performed at Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Lark New Play Development Center, Source Festival, Iron Crow Theatre Company, Active Cultures, Rorschach Theatre, and the Capital and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. His play SWIMMING WITH WHALES was one of the recipients of the 2011 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting and David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award. It was a semi-finalist for the 2012 and 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and a finalist for the 2011 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition, and it recently received readings in Atlanta (Alliance Theater), NYC (The Lark), Washington, DC (National New Play Network/DC Area Writers Showcase at the Kennedy Center), and NYC’s Stellar Productions.
|Founded in 2012, the DC Queer Theatre Festival is dedicated to unleashing and celebrating the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and area. By featuring new plays with themes relevant to the DC area and local artists with roots in the community, the DC Queer Theatre Festival combines quality theatre with activism and charity. The 2012 and 2013 DC Queer Theatre Festivals partnered with The DC Center for the LGBT Community, raising money for and awareness of the essential services The DC Center provides to the LGBTQ communities in Washington, DC.