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Indecent: A Window Into Lesbian and Gay Life Pre-Stonewall
April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on April 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on April 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on April 13, 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on April 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
The Out Alliance, Shoulders To Stand On Program (STSO) in partnership with the Jewish Community Center of Rochester (JCC) and CenterStage Theatre at the JCC will present a full production of Indecent by Paula Vogel , which documents the New York opening of God of Vengeance in 1923, a reading of Mart Crowley, Boys In the Band, and a reading of the God of Vengeance. This project will bring visibility to the diverse lesbian and gay cultures pre-Stonewall through these theatrical productions, and will use Alliance and a Rochester women’s archives, the Joan Giuffre Collection, as vehicles to communicate the Pre-Stonewall lesbian and gay culture. These plays demonstrate the internal and external discrimination, oppression and the lack of understanding of the homosexual lifestyle and LGBTQ community life that exploded at the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969.
Funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.