It’s only been four months since Omar Mateen entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and shot over one hundred (mostly gay, mostly Latinx) people, killing 49 and injuring over fifty more. New York companies Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport invited playwrights to create short responses to the shooting, and the results are performed nationally in over 40 cities. The brief plays don’t all refer directly to the Pulse massacre but do deal thematically with broader cultural issues brought out by the shooting. The Providence edition will feature nine of the plays as well as a performance by the Providence Gay Men’s Chorus. This production is presented by TAPS at Brown and The Wilbury Group, in association with Trinity/Brown Consortium and Rites and Reason Theatre.
The event is free but monetary donations will be collected at the door to support Youth Pride RI, a nonprofit support organization for LGBTQQ youths throughout Rhode Island.
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