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. As of right now, audience members can expect to wear masks and maintain a physical distance of at least 6ft from people outside of their household.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is a constantly changing situation, specific procedures will continue to be outlined as the event approaches.
The outdoor venue near the United Nations is wheelchair accessible. For any questions or requests regarding accessibility at the United Nations performances, please contact NQT Managing Director Douglas Sebamala at
Hearst Stage at Lincoln Center is also wheelchair accessible. Live audio description is available for both Lincoln Center performances and ASL interpretation is also available for the Lincoln Center performance of
This is Not a Memorized Script, This is a Well-Rehearsed Story. For accessibility concerns regarding the Lincoln Center peformances, please see
For specific information about accessability for the LCPA performance of
«when we write with ashes», click here.
GENERAL TICKETS - $30
There will be reserved seating for each party in order to ensure social distancing.
The number of tickets purchased will be the number of seats reserved for your party. Therefore, please only purchase tickets for those in your household and/or please complete one ticket order for everyone that you plan on attending with.
FESTIVAL PASSES - $50
This will allow you to see all three festival plays. To obtain, select the $50 "Festival Pass" option for the first performance you would like to see. Your confirmation email for that ticket will contain a promo code that you will enter on the ticket selection page of the other two performances you would like to see. This promo code will reveal a free "FESTIVAL PASS" free ticket option for those two performances, select that and check out as normal.
The festival will take place on the streets of New York City near the United Nations in Manhattan. The exact address will be shared with ticket holders to prevent crowding.
Two festival performances will take place on Hearst Stage at Lincoln Center as part of their Restart Stages initiative, see below for more information on the Lincoln Center performances. Note that tickets for the Lincoln Center performances are only available via TodayTix Lottery.
The staged reading of Layalina will be approximately 90 minutes long.
will run approximately 60 minutes.
This is Not a Memorized Script, This is a Well-Rehearsed Story will run approximately 60 minutes.