Saturday Aug 6, 2022 - Sunday Sep 4, 2022

LAVENDER MEN

by: Roger Q. Mason
directed by: Lovell Holder
"LAVENDER MEN is definitely a fantastic production which demands that the audience suspend reality in order to get into Taffeta’s groove. But the transition is worth it. You’ll see some unexpected “what-ifs” which may knock your socks off. This is a thought-provoking piece – but, at the same time, it’s also entertaining and fun." LA Splash

Playwrights' Arena and Skylight Theatre Company present a brand new historical fantasia.

Enter the historical fantasia of Taffeta, a self-proclaimed “fabulous queer creation of color,” as she invades the private world of Abraham Lincoln to confront issues of LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility that still challenge us today.

  • "Mason’s writing is able to connect overweight, colored, and queer people with such fluidity within the story that they all become a coherent and powerful testament of the resilience of those underserved communities who are not willing to be silenced anymore. This is why Lavender Men, a smart, funny, and engaging play resonates in this era where society is trying to make amends for past mistakes." Glamgical
  • Starring: Alex Esola, Roger Q. Mason, and Pete Ploszek
  • Scenic Designer: Stephen Gifford
  • Lighting Designer: Dan Weingarten
  • Costume Designer: Wendell Carmichael
  • Sound Designer: Erin Bednarz
  • Music Composer: David Gonzalez
  • Choreographer: Jobel Medina
  • Prop Designer: Michael O'Hara
  • Casting Director: Raul Clayton Staggs
  • Production Manager / Covid Officer: Cedes Sifuentes
  • Stage Manager: Letitia Chang
  • Production Intern: Megan Hanna

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