Criminal Queerness Festival June 2024 at PAC NYC
Celebrate Pride Month, resistance, and love with National Queer Theater’s Criminal Queerness Festival. Across the globe, queer artists risk censorship, imprisonment, and violence for simply sharing their truth. Since 2019, the Criminal Queerness Festival has produced playwrights from Syria, Venezuela, Uganda, Kenya, Iraq, China, Pakistan, Tanzania, Egypt, Mexico, India, Lebanon, Poland and the Ukraine.
After three successful years at Lincoln Center, we are moving to the Perelman Performing Arts Center for two full weeks of shows. We are so thrilled to be bringing this work to a broader audience, and also increasing our run from three days to two weeks.
We are so excited to be a part of PAC NYC’s new history by being part of their inaugural season of programming. At National Queer Theater, amplifying marginalized queer voices is one of our most important missions. We’ve been embodying this commitment since our founding five years ago, and the Criminal Queerness Festival has been one of our most important events. In countries where queerness is criminalized, suppressed, or censored, creating queer art can be a precarious act. We strive to create the space for queer artists to actualise their art with safety, empowerment, and love.