Criminal Queerness Festival

National Queer Theater Presents

Global stories for global impact.

June 2021

We are now accepting submissions for the third annual Criminal Queerness Festival! Submissions are due on November 11th, 2020.


"Don't skip"


- New York Times

"Not to be missed"


- Instinct Magazine 


"One of six ways to resist at WorldPride"


- The Advocate 

Bringing together renowned queer playwrights from around the world, National Queer Theater provides a platform for artists facing censorship, shining a light on critical stories from across the globe. In order to build a truly global queer community, these writers are inspiring activism and shaping our culture towards the equitable treatment of LGBTQ people around the world. 

"Brilliant...The work itself will charm the socks off you. Another resounding success by National Queer Theater."


- Hi! Drama

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"Can't miss...The National Queer Theater is giving a censorship-free voice to four international playwrights whose stories of love, oppression, and injustice shed light on the paucity of civil rights progress made in other parts of the world."


- Thrillist


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