Say Gay Plays

Launching  May 13, 2024!

SAY GAY PLAYS was conceived in response to the passage of the Parental Rights in Education bill in Florida, commonly known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Since then, a tidal wave of legislation has swept across other states using Florida’s bill as a template for bigotry, especially targeting the trans community.

Offering a counternarrative to this hatred, this evening of queer theater features 10 established and emerging playwrights who have written short plays on LGBTQ+ themes that will be made available royalty-free to not-for-profit theaters, colleges and universities, and community organizations across the nation.

The portfolio includes original works by Doug Wright (Pulitzer Prize-winner), Lucy Thurber (OBIE Award-winner), and two honorees from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

On May 13, 2024, a kickoff fundraising event will present all 10 SAY GAY PLAYS in New York City in an evening of queer theater to benefit New Alternatives for Homeless LBGT Youth. Hosted by the mult-talented multi-hyphenate Miss Peppermint, who is an actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, drag queen, and activist.