Red Eye Gravy Theatre Company strives to produce high quality, bare bones theatre. We aren't interested in the run of the mill production. We want to excite our audiences in a unique way, while working to support causes we believe in, local and otherwise. We are interested in truth-telling. We want to start a conversation with audiences about the role of theatre arts in our area. What does it mean? What stories do we want to tell? How could theses stories reach a broader perspective? How can we make a difference?
Red Eye Gravy Theatre Company presents "Romeo & Juliet." Romeo & Juliet is the most famous love story ever told. Why can't the greatest love story be about a young, gay couple? In our production, Romeo will be played as a woman. Having the title characters be a gay couple is not only socially innovative, but speaks to our cause of promoting awareness about gay teens being bullied and resorting to suicide. In addition, after the shows, we hope to have Q & A sessions with speakers in the DC community to start a conversation about the changes we would like to see. The idea that young kids are being bullied for whom they choose to love is reprehensible. We want to start some good in the world by promoting awareness under an artistic platform. This is a story that everyone knows. What they don't know is that the story is just as profound and beautiful when the lovers are gay. What they don't know is that teenagers at their schools, at their churches, and in their communities have nowhere to turn. They don't have to be alone. The show is dedicated to the memory of Gaurav Gopalan, a member of the DC Theatre Community who was murdered this past summer. All profits from the show will go to The Trevor Project.
Directed by: Ty Hallmark
When: Performances are Feb. 9,10,11,14,16,17, and 18, 2012 at 8 PM.
Where: The Fridge
516 1/2 8th Street SE (Rear Alley), Washington, DC 20003
We have a dream. This is a wonderful organization that aids in crisis and suicide prevention for gay youth. Gay teens resorting to suicide after being bullied in their schools has been far too prevalent in the media. A friend of the DC Theatre Community was murdered while in drag. This has to stop. This production is our way of fighting back.