The Coming Out Play Festival 2019

Coming Out

We all come out, in way or another. Eights plays explore the coming out experience.

October 17-20

“…it nicely underlines a universality in the process of all kinds of self-disclosure.”
Andrea Torrence, St. Louis Theatre Snob, http://stlouistheatresnob.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-coming-out-play-festival-q.html

THE PLAYS

BABY DYKE WHISPERER

Betty is on her first date with a woman and trying her best to figure out her sexuality.
Fortunately for her, she’s on a date with Erin, The Baby Dyke Whisperer. This play explores LGBT culture, figuring out one’s sexuality, and the complicated relationship queer women have with the word ‘dyke.’

by Amber Palmer

CATCHING LEMONS

Matthew has been in the closet for as long as he can remember, but when his grandmother’s dementia takes a turn for the worse, he realizes how little time he has left to tell her what he has never told anyone before.

by Michael Pisaturo

THE MAN IN A LAVENDER SUIT

This is a short play about four women at a séance.

by Irene L. Pynn

LIKE SUMMER ON THE BEACH

A woman, disgusted with her boyfriend and attracted to a new woman, comes out to her women’s group.

by Martha Patterson

NESHAMA

by Charlie Meyers

PARENT/CHILD

A seemingly ordinary trip to the mall becomes something much more. A subtle drama about family and maybe more importantly, unconditional love—something we all crave and the luckiest of us get.

by Winston Stilwell

SECOND LOOK

Two men, each with walls of their own, strike up a conversation in front of a gay bar. Jason, who is completely blind, is anxious that his disability will make him an unappealing partner, while Robbie is too self-deprecating and self-conscious to exist in what he perceives to be an image-driven bar scene. Jason and Robbie connect over feeling subjected to preconceived notions in their daily lives, and find comfort in one another’s abilities to push past first impressions.

by Nick Malakhow

THAT PERFECT KISS

Prince Charming and Cinderella attend the same ball looking for a love connection. When they finally find it, it’s not at all what they expected. The Prince’s Advisor and twin sister join in on the fun. Will everyone find their happily ever after?

Lyrics by Lee Ehmke
Music by Holly Barber

THE HOME FOR RETIRED CANADIAN GIRLFRIENDS

What happens when the people we create to hide our true selves get to live lives of their own? Tiffany is about to find out… but she’s gotta get through a very enthusiastic Orientation Coordinator first.

by John Bavoso

AUDITIONS

The Q Collective will hold non-union auditions for this year’s Coming Out Play Festival on September 16. Find more info on our Auditions page.
Pay for this event is $50.

Schedule

Rehearsals will take place from October 11 through 13 at St. Paul.
Tech will run October 14 through 16 at The Monocle
Performances are October 17 through 19 at 7:00 PM and October 19 through 20 at 4:00 PM.

TICKET INFO

THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL runs October 17 through 19 at 7:00 PM and October 19 through 20 at 4:00 PM, The Monocle, 4510 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110. Directions below. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

DIRECTIONS

Coming from the West

Take I-64/40 East, and take exit 36B for S Boyle Ave. Turn left onto S Boyle Ave and then right on to Manchester Ave. The Monocle is on the left on the corner of S Taylor Ave and Manchester Ave, just pass Urban Chestnut.

Coming from the East

Take I-64/40 West into St. Louis, and take exit 36A for Kingshighway Blvd. Turn right onto Kingshighway Blvd and then left onto Manchester Ave. The Monocle is on the right on the corner of S Taylor Ave and Manchester Ave, just before Urban Chestnut.

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