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Listen: Homos, or everyone in America

Homos, or everyone in America is a provocative play about gay identity in the 21st Century. Theatre director Shane Bosher has brought the play to New Zealand for a short season during Auckland Pride.

In this interview with Andrew Whiteside, Shane shares his interpretation of the play and his thoughts about marriage.

In HOMOS, playwright Jordan Seavey dramatises the irony that despite having won so many battles historically, gay men can remain as conflicted and as vulnerable to homophobia as they were in the bad old days. Progress is always just around the corner, but so is hate. Are we actually living in a time when everything is being rolled back? What should equality actually look like?

And the writing is so top shelf. HOMOS recalls the furious politics of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, the pathos of the pre-Stonewall classic The Boys in the Band, the humour of Lena Dunham’s Girls and the visible soul of Weekend. Expect frank and oh-so-frickin funny arguments about white gay privilege, poppers, closeted celebs and B.B.C. And a whole lotta love too. 

-Shane Bosher

for more information and bookings visit Q Theatre’s website


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