Landmarks & TRANSformations puts the focus on individual LGBTQ lives in 2017 and creates – with the audience – new everyday queer rituals from the crazy concoction of tears, terror, laughter, and love that marks our era. 18 Artists collaborated on a production that was nominated for 4 NY Innovative Theatre Awards.
Project Y Theatre Company, in partnership with EAG’s Open Space Grant, presented “Landmarks & TRANSformations,” a new work of devised theatre created by an ensemble of LGBTQ artists, writers, performers, and activists, February 18, 19, 23, 24, & 25 2017, at the Episcopal Actors Guild, 1 East 29th Street, NYC.
This devised ensemble piece will take your through a quilt-like narrative of the landmark moments in queer lives through interlacing stories, monologues, dances, and art pieces. Featured writers/performers include Bixby Elliot (Founder, Brooklyn Generator), Jordan Sebastian Bonner (emerging trans playwright), Christopher G. Ulloth (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Elena Chang (Associate Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Theatre Communications Group), Kathleen Warnock (Playwright and Editor, Best Lesbian Erotica), Kevin R. Free (Playwright, Actor, Artistic Director of The Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival ), Philip Markle (“Baby Wants Candy,” Creator of the long-running Chicago and NYC hit, “Happy Karaoke Fun Time”), Jacob Perkins (Williamstown, current Ars Nova play group), Frank Wildermann (Actor and Yogi), Dan McCoy, Catya McCullen, Korde Arrington Tuttle (writer for CultureBot), Christina Pitter, Victor Cervantes, Jr., Alex Bender, Thomas Muccioli (Project Y’s “Connected”), David Caudle (“The Sunken Living Room” and Project Y’s “Downward Facing Debbie”) and more. There will be 18 total artists featured and the lineup will change nightly.
Nominated for New York Innovative Theatre Awards: Kathleen Warnock for Outstanding Short Play, Literary Associate Chris Ulloth for Outstanding Short Play; and Project Y Theatre Company for Outstanding Production of Performance Art.
A very exciting congratulations to Literary Associate Charlie O’Leary who won an IT Award for Outstanding Short Play for his play: Precious Body.