Tue, June 23, 2020 6:00 P.M.
Hear an excerpt from this poetic journey into the inner lives of a group of queer black and brown millennial men, and take part in a Q&A with playwright Josh A. Campbell.
Advanced registration via Crowdcast is preferred:
A note about this piece from the playwright:
"This play is about the men I’ve met, loved, lost, and found. Its all the things I wished someone had told me about growing up. Its all my mistakes, lessons, joys & triumphs. Its my sadness, melancholic, rage, joy, and grief. It’s the letter to myself that I’ve been putting off writing. It’s the equivalent of Janet’s transformation between her Janet album and her Velvet Rope album ( If you ever want to know how I exist in the world, that album is it). This play is a love letter to myself: at 27. A love letter to remind myself the best is yet to come when you chose to welcome in the next chapter. This is my Beyonce Homecoming (although she and I have creative disagreements). This play is a remix of remembrance to ntozake shange and her play “for colored girls…”, which has shaped my artistry, my lineage, and my power to be unapologetic about the world I see. This piece is very disco, 90’s R&B, and Hip Hop."
“our poetry is embodied poetry. It is work that comes from the feelings, the gestures, the dreams, and all these flashes of life that we experience” -ntozake shange
LGBTQ+ pride and African American heritage are rooted in acts of protest and solidarity—and share a vital history of queer people of color fighting for intersectional justice. That spirit guides the Free Library of Pride this year. We support #BlackLivesMatter and honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programming that aims to lift up these two movements that are stronger together.