CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL
JUNE 22-26 2021
WHAT IS THE CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL?
The Criminal Queerness Festival (CQF) is an annual international theater festival created in partnership with NYC Pride and the Stonewall Community Foundation. The festival presents explosive new plays by LGBTQ artists from countries that criminalize queer and trans people.
Presenting the work of international queer artists alongside activist talks and workshops, CQF aims to uplift the careers of these artists and raise awareness about criminalization around the world.
The Criminal Queerness Festival provides a stage 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 in every nation.
CQF 2021 will be performed live outdoors and live-streamed. Tickets will be made available soon!
Poster by Uno Servida
The 2021 Criminal Queerness Festival will be held outdoors and will be executed with COVID-19 safety precautions in line with recommendations from the CDC and New York State for the safety of audiences and artists alike. Audience members can expect to wear masks and maintain social distance of at least 6ft from people outside of their household.
MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
PHYSICAL DISTANCE WILL BE MAINTAINED
HAND SANITIZER WILL BE PROVIDED
As the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly changing situation, specific procedures will continue to be outlined as the event approaches.