past performances

FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

ALL OUT THEATER

ANGEL IN MY HEART by Bob Ost
A chamber musical romance about love and shopping in the life-and-death time of pre-cocktail AIDS.

COMING OUT MUSLIM: RADICAL ACTS OF LOVE by Wazina Zondon
A new play capturing the stories and experiences of being at the intersections of Islam and queerness and its relationship to family, lovers, one’s sense of self and relationship with their faith.
Performs Tuesday, July 8 @ 9pm; Wednesday, July 9 @ 9pm.

DANCE WITH THE SUN by Scott Ramsey & Stella Hlad (World Premiere)
An autobiographical play about a mother and son’s revelatory moments of reflection on his gayness. A must for gay children and their parents.
Performs Tuesday, July 8 @ 7pm; Wednesday, July 9 @ 7pm; Thursday, July 10 @ 7pm.

EVERYBODY ELSE’S LIGHT by Kyle Jackson (World Premiere)
Rich storytelling and humor combine in this coming of age story of a young African-American man trying to find his inner light.
Performs Wednesday, July 16 @ 8:30pm; Thursday, July 17 @ 8:30pm; Saturday, July 19 @ 2pm.

JUST HIT ME by Brian O’Neill (Special Reading)
The story of a cross dressing opera singer/electrolysist who causes a domestic crisis when she tries to assert a claim on an elderly lover’s estate with David Drake.
Performs Sunday, July 13 @ 12pm. FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)

(MARY)TODD by Dennis Bush (World Premiere/Solo Show)
An hilarious and heartbreaking first-person account of the events leading up to and following the murder of (Mary)Todd’s partner.
Performs Monday, July 14 @ 9pm; Saturday, July 19 @ 9pm.

QUEERSPAWN PROPHET by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine (World Premiere/Solo Show)
A daughter’s coming of age journey through the AIDS crisis, suburbia, and life with two moms.
Performs Saturday, July 12 @ 5pm.

SUNSHINE QUEST by William Fowlkes (World Premiere)
A new play set in a social club for senior gay men, where we find that the later in life you come out, the weirder it’s gonna be.
Performs Friday, July 11 @ 7pm; Saturday, July 12 @ 2pm; Sunday, July 13 @ 4:30pm.

THE CONVERSION OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Carol Polcovar (World Premiere)
The shadowy figure of Alice B. Toklas, played by two time Obie award winning actress Rosina Fernhoff, comes alive as she examines her life and her desire to become a Catholic at the age of ninety-three.
Performs Sunday, July 13 @ 7pm; Wednesday, July 16 @ 6:30pm; Sunday, July 20 @ 2pm.

THE PEDDLER’S TALE by Liz Thaler (U.S. Premiere)
A fable with a modern disposition, where sex, death, and magic intertwine—and “happily ever after” starts to lose its meaning.
Performs Tuesday, July 15 @ 7pm; Thursday, July 17 @ 6:30pm; Saturday, July 19 @ 7pm.

VGL 5’4” TOP by Lucas Brooks (Solo Show)
One man’s struggle with online dating and its effects on his body image. Funny and Smart.
Performs Monday, July 7 @ 9pm.

ALL OUT SHORTS I: TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
We present the finalists of our 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival Short Play Contest–Chalk in the Pocket by Lavinia Roberts: What kind of witchcraft are those lesbians doing in their apartment?: Rooftop Project by MF Shyer How far will a gay couple go to get the co-op of their dreams? :You Looked Hot in that Dress You Stole From Walmart,by Catherine Weingarten Walmart, Shoplifting and ….. , Ruskala by Ashlee Mundy Why be a Lesbian activist and what is the price? and Happy & Gay by Mary Steelsmith What are those two church ladies on the decorating committee doing in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Performs Sunday, July 13 @ 9pm.

All Out Shorts II: WHAT ARE FRIENDS FOR?
Three plays dealing with the meaning of friendship in the lgbtq community: THE UNUSAL ENGAGEMENT OF CHESTER PRINGLE by Jonathan Pearson (World Premiere/Musical) A musical about a young man’s confession of true love to his mother. + JEREMY AND by Andy Ottson (World Premiere) A gripping short about the struggles of coming out as a transgender person in a society still coming to grips with its own intolerance. + READY by Joan Lipkin (NY Premiere) A play examining lesbian romance in middle age.
Performs Friday, July 18 @ 7pm; Sunday, July 20 @ 3:30pm.

ALL OUT SHORTS III: LEGENDS THROUGH A GLASS QUEERLY
Three short works dealing with the queer and mythical: ECHO, NARCISSUS, NARCISSUS, ECHO by Brandon Monokian (World Premiere) A work about unrequited love through the lens of mythological characters in present day. + THE BLUE DJINN by Tom Rowan(NY Premiere) A tender, funny, sexy, and mysterious play about learning to trust between a composer and a go-go boy. BROTHER LOVERS by Zave Martohardjono (World Premiere) an experimental play and multimedia performance that takes as its subjects queer desire, self-hood, and loss of homeland.
Performs Friday, July 18 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 20 @ 12pm.


ALL OUT MUSIC

ALL OUT MUSIC I: PHOEBE LEGERE
An amazing evening of avant garde music by renowned experimental composer, painter, media, installation and performance artist and star of Toxic Avenger Part II, Phoebe Legere.
Performs Friday, July 11 @ 9:30pm.


ALL OUT MUSIC II: Two song-cycles by dynamic LGBTQ artists: DR. HARRIS’ DEPRESSION by Alexandre Ramses (World Premiere)
A musical look inside the world of a gay male psychiatric patient’s emotional condition as it refers to love, loss and acceptance. + Acid JazzRazzMatazz by London Bridgez (World Premiere) Acclaimed artist London Bridgez rocks the house with an evening of queer neo-soul.
Performs Saturday, July 19 @ 4:30pm.

REV. YOLANDA’S OLD TIME GOSPEL HOUR by Roger Mapes
A sincere celebration of faith, joy and LGBT Spirituality by drag queen Interfaith minister and Gospel singer through the story of how a young gay boy from Alabama grew up to be Rev. Yolanda.
Performs Tuesday, July 15 @ 9pm.


ALL OUT DANCE

ALL OUT DANCE Our always popular evening of five queer themed dance pieces. PLANT B by Ilona Roth (US Premiere) A relationship between two women unfolds dramatically and tragically. +ECLOSION by Junichi Fukuda (NY Premiere) An interpretation of the transformation of insects and our selves. +NOT A BODY BUT A BUILDING: AREA UNDER DECONSTRUCTION by Rachel Pritzlaff(NY Premiere) A movement and text-based dance aiming to question assumptions about the divide between ‘men’ and ‘women.’. + IF ONLY I KNEW by Bethany Disque (NY Premiere) A piece that plays with the elapse of time, showing the transformation of relationships and emotions. + ALL I DIDN’T SAY by Angelica Vessella (NY Premiere) A true representation of the soloist’s experience living with the AIDS virus.
Performs Saturday, July 12 @ 8:30pm.


ALL OUT SPOKEN WORD

ALL OUT YOUTH OPEN MIC
Join us for an evening of open mic, featuring participants from All Out Arts’ queer youth program.
Performs Thursday, July 10 @ 9pm.


ALL OUT FILM

ALL OUT FILM I: SHORTS
An afternoon of four queer-themed shorts dealing with body image: REPLACE CLOTHES WITH PAINT by Michael Fequiere, CHANGE OVER TIME by Ewan Duarte, UNFINISHED by Law Siufung, + WHEN YOU AUDITION FOR LESBIANS YOU ALWAYS ALREADY HAVE THE PART by Katherine Fisher.
Performs Sunday, July 13 @ 2pm.


ALL OUT COMEDY

ALL OUT COMEDY: TOM RAGU
Tom Ragú Presents: “Sorry, We’re Funny!” the lovable host of “The Tom Ragú Sit-Down Comedy Show” & “Tom Ragú & Friends” presents an outrageous show that features a fabulous blend of NYC’s most-hilarious LGBTQIA comedians; it is a show that features all stripes of The Rainbow, and makes no apologies!
Performs Monday, July 14 @ 7pm.

upcoming performances

ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE

May 4-14
The Unofficial Expert LIVE

May 7
SUMMERWORKS 2017

May 20-July 1
East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ)

August 21-26
Cherry Picking 17: Hive Mind

August 28-29
Resistance

August 2017

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