One our our fabulous Alumni (and former staff members), Genne Murphy, will have a play presented at Yale School of Drama this weekend! If you are in the area, we encourage you to check it out.
A tale of (gay) marriage and (queer) death
Written by GENNE MURPHY
Directed by RORY PELSUE
Iseman Theater (GRN)
1156 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4PM
Friday, October 28, 2016 at 4PM & 8PM
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 4PM
Penelope and Dex are a modern-day queer couple about to get married. Marie is the latest bride of a 17th-century French lord with extraordinary whiskers and a bad habit of murdering his wives. These stories converge in Bluebeard's Wife, a play that explores love, death, gay assimilation, and dark truths behind locked doors.
Check out Issue 1.1 of our Newsletter "Re-Play" - our new quarterly newsletter to keep you updated on all the happenings at PYP. We are also thrilled that the newsletter will always feature student writing. Check it out!
This Fall 2016 issue highlights our new Executive Director, Lisa Nelson-Haynes, the activities at PYP during the summer of 2016, and features the play "If Only" by Alise Mackey, a 2016 First Place Winning Play from the Annual Playwriting Festival.
Alise's play will be performed on Saturday January 21st at 2pm as part of our Saturday Reading Series.
2016 Pride Youth Theater Alliance Conference
By: Tom Medina-Castrejón
I was not planning on going to the conference, because I’d never gone on any trip without my family before. But I’m so glad my mom pushed me anyway. After arriving at the Philadelphia airport, being patted down, and texting my mom a hundred times, I finally boarded the plane, with MR and MJ, the facilitators of Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Queer Theater Workshop. From the moment I had woken up that day, I knew I was going on an adventure. When we landed in Memphis, Tennessee, my legs were all wobbly. Partly because I’d been in the sky for two hours, but partly also because we were so close. Who were these people going to be? Would I fit in?