Frack Theatre's VILLAGE VOICES to Debut Tomorrow at Alchemical Theatre Lab
The Frack Theatre's "Village Voices" at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory on Wednesday, December 10th and Thursday, December 11th - at 8pm. With World Aids Day last week, this show touches the issues of HIV and AIDS through characters in the LGBT community.
A homeless trans girl living with HIV. A 74-year-old bartender at the Stonewall Inn. A gay Lutheran priest. A party boy. An activist. These are the characters brought together by Village Voices, a brand-new play that recounts the tragedies and triumphs of New York's LGBT community. Using the 2013 homophobic murder Mark Carson as a point of departure,Village Voices is scripted from hours of interviews with real-life characters in the West Village. The play investigates a senseless crime, but along the way, it examines everything from the AIDS epidemic to the fall of DOMA. Interweaving oral history and archival documents with music, song and dance, Village Voices presents a world that is sometimes heart-breaking but always fiercely fabulous and incredibly brave
Frack Theatre is a New York theatre company founded on the principle of utilizing theatre as a means of community empowerment. Using techniques of verbatim and documentary theatre, Frack aims to use storytelling as a means of investigation. Our theatre is one that digs deep, that puts pressure on the dominant discourse and exposes its cracks and fault lines. Underneath the thick crust of a homogenized society lie the deep, profound and moving stories that so often remain untold. www.GetFrackd.comPerformances run Wednesday, December 10 and Thursday December 11, 8:00 pm at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011.