What do Christopher Marlowe, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin and Audre Lorde have in common? According to a Nov. 5 panel to be held at the Public Theater's Joe's Pub, they fall under the rubric of "The Artist as Sexual Outlaw."
Featured on this panel—which examines how playwrights and authors express their visions, particularly when their views are not, at the time, socially acceptable—will feature Martin Duberman, Ada Gay Griffin, David Grimm, Moises Kauffman and David Leeming.
Grimm is the author of Kit Marlowe, a drama about Christopher Marlowe now playing at the Public. Kauffman penned the Off-Broadway hit, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Duberman is the founder and director of The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY, and a playwright himself (In White America). Leeming is the author of "James Baldwin, A Biography." Ada Gay Griffin's film include "A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde."
The event, which begins at 5 PM, is free. Call 212-539-8685.
—By Robert Simonson