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This post was originally published on the Buddies in Bad Times blog.   A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled Why Theatre? in which I outlined seven fundamental needs that I believe the theatre satiates in us. Today, I offer you seven reasons why I think queer theatre specifically is necessary and relevant to our society.   It celebrates difference   There is a section in Tawiah M’Carthy’s award-winning show Obaaberima where the lead character talks about how alienating it is to be a queer immigrant in this country. He...

Why Theatre?

[caption id="attachment_1938" align="alignnone" width="281"] Sina Gilani in The 20th of November by Lars Noren, photo by Jeremy Mimnagh[/caption]   This post was originally published on the Buddies in Bad Times blog.   With each production that I create, each new play that I workshop, and each play that I read, I begin with the question, why theatre? Over the years of asking myself “why theatre?”, I have come to identify seven primary human needs[1] that I believe the theatre satisfies. In Hebrew, the word seven is from a root...