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ABOUT US

WHAT WE DO

WE ARE DEDICATED TO CELEBRATING THE BRILLIANCE OF GENERATIONS OF LGBTQ ARTISTS AND PROVIDING A HOME FOR UNHEARD STORYTELLERS AND ACTIVISTS.
MAINSTAGE

The National Queer Theater Mainstage produces new plays by, for, and with
LGBTQ+ communities.


Mainstage productions are developed by a community of professional LGBTQ artists in pursuit of artistic excellence and social justice through positive representation. Through post-show discussions with the artists, they activate audiences to create change in their communities through civic engagement.

Our flagship event is the Criminal Queerness Festival, which you can learn more about here.

EDUCATION

National Queer Theater partners with community-based nonprofit organizations serving marginalized LGBTQ communities.

Our programs aim to include the HIV+ community and empower youth, elders, activists, and educators through the transformative power of theater.
​These programs include workshops, classes, and long-term residencies led by expert Teaching Artists.

Learn more about our educational programs here.

NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT

National Queer Theater invests in supporting early-career LGBTQ playwrights through developmental readings, staged readings, and public workshop productions.

These early stage programs help playwrights develop their work to become more effective advocates and artists in the cultural sector. The program also promotes the creation of new plays by writers of marginalized backgrounds to diversify the theatrical landscape.

Any calls for submissions will appear here.