Jordan E. Cooper, Diana Oh, and More Join The Public's Queer & Now Forum

Off-Broadway News   Jordan E. Cooper, Diana Oh, and More Join The Public's Queer & Now Forum
 
Peppermint, Lea DeLaria, Kate Bornstein, and Jomama Jones are also part of the one-night-event at the Delacorte.
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Ain't No Mo' playwright Jordan E. Cooper, creator of {my lingerie play} Diana Oh, and writer Jacqueline Woodson have joined the lineup for The Public Theater's upcoming Queer & Now at the Delcacorte Theater in Central Park June 17. The free, one-night-only event, which is part of the Off-Broadway theatre's Public Forum series, will be an evening of music, poetry, prose, and theatre in honor of Pride.

Also new to the lineup are Murray Hill, Jari Jones, and The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Color Guard. They join Jomama Jones, who will host the evening, along with Trevor Bachman, Kate Bornstein, Lea DeLaria, Ryan J. Haddad, The Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Erin Markey, Darnell Moore, Peppermint, Toshi Reagon, Conrad Ricamora, Aneesh Sheth, and Chase Strangio.

Public Forum: Queer & Now will feature readings of pieces by James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Harvey Milk and excerpts from iconic Public Theater productions, including The Normal Heart, Fun Home, and more. Kickoff is at 8 PM.

The event will pay tribute to the legacy of resistance and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ equality and pride. Queer & Now is part of the Public's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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