Post submitted by former HRC Deputy Communications Director, Liz Halloran
HRC announced that it is heading to Broadway tomorrow for LGBTQ+ Night at the Golden Theater in partnership with "Slave Play." The evening will feature a post-performance Talk Forward discussion led by HRC President Alphonso David, with guests HRC Board Chair Jodie Patterson and "Slave Play" cast members Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer, queer actors who play a gay couple in the groundbreaking work.
“Equal measures startling, disturbing and astonishingly revealing, "Slave Play" cracks open the American experience to reveal the pain and beauty at the heart of our identities,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “In our fight for full equality, we cannot ignore how the dark forces of our shared past continue to push the rights and lives of people of color and LGBTQ people to the margins, and how our work must break down these systems that ultimately dehumanize all of us. I am grateful for the opportunity to experience this transformative play again, and am looking forward to diving into the complexities and revelations of the play with Jodie Paterson, Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer.”
Written by Jeremy O. Harris, who has been called the “queer Black savior the theater world needs,” "Slave Play" explores race and lust and history in a performance the New York Times described as “willfully provocative, gaudily transgressive and altogether staggering.” Harris was recently named Out 100’s Showman of the Year.
For more information about "Slave Play" and to purchase tickets, go to https://slaveplaybroadway.com/