OUT the play is Greg Campbell’s personal story of coming out in the seventies: a time of struggle, oppression, confusion, excitement, laughter and learning. Go check it out at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in downtown Toronto, ticket information below!
It’s a funny and candid depiction of the disco era in Montreal, when the
sexual revolution was in full swing and gays and lesbians were just beginning to enjoy new freedoms. But with this new found freedom came harassment, violence and discrimination. OUT takes us back to a critical moment in history. A time when gay bars were being raided, there were no queer people represented in the media and the concept of being married or even in a long term relationship was non-existent. Revisiting this time theatrically is a vital opportunity for our younger queer generation to learn the history of their community. For the older generation, it is a chance to re-experience this time when simply showing up at a Gay Pride March was an act of political and personal courage, and when Anita Bryant was spearheading an anti-gay campaign that posed a serious threat to gay rights.
Written and Performed by Greg Campbell
Direction and Dramaturgy by Clinton Walker
Sound Design by Steven Lafond
Lighting Design by Steph Raposo
Projection Design by Adam Barrett
Venue: Buddies In Bad Times Cabaret (12 Alexander St, Toronto)
Dates: April 24th - May 5th 2019: Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8pm with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
Runtime: 75 minutes
Tickets: $20 General Admission Tues-Thurs, $25 General Admission Fri-Sat, $20/PWYC Sun; $20 Seniors, Students & Arts Workers – tickets available online at Buddies In Bad Times and in person at the box office.
Follow the show on Social media:
Facebook, Twitter & Instagram - @outtheplay
Listen to the podcast: https://anchor.fm/thequeernerwork/episodes/Being-Gay-during-the-Sexual-Revolution-e3qin9
The Gay Evolution from the 70’s with Greg Campbell and Clinton Walker Full Queer from the Couch S2
Uploaded on YouTube by The Queer Network