Come one, come all! My play Beautiful Day is returning in an all new form for Ma-Yi’s Fall LabFest this Thursday, 11/17 @ 7pm.
As mentioned when Picture 24 was in last year’s Winter LabFest, I’ve been at work on a three-play cycle now called Safe, three queer plays. Beautiful Day is Play 2 in that cycle. The cycle in full is about remaining human in a world that dehumanizes you. The plays follow the personal relationships of Joey (the queer, Filipino-American photographer introduced in Picture 24) over the course of 15 years — a time in which perceptions of LGBT Americans shifted drastically from deviance to conditional acceptance.
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by A. Rey Pamatmat
directed by Pat Diamond
In 2007, Joey, Felicia, Kat, and Matthew reunite for a wedding in their small hometown of Port Huron, Michigan where a constitutional amendment was passed defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Haunted by their past lives, they navigate the present traditions of marriage in the five nights preceding one beautiful day.
With Helen Cespedes, Cleo Gray, Mark Junek, Jacob Knoll, Jeffrey Omura, and Maria Peyramaure
Ma-Yi Writers Lab’s Fall LabFest
Ma-Yi Studio, 260 West 35th Street, Room 203
Thursday, November 11 @ 7:00 pm
Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. Click here to RSVP.