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Written by Xandra Nur Clark
Directed by Lauren Zeftel
La MaMa, in association with Queer|Art, presents
Xandra Nur Clark: “Everything You’re Told”
A Staged Reading
A new play about sexuality, religion, and the drive to love someone whose ideas you oppose.
It is autumn 2014, and two college students want to make a difference: Alex, a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance, works on the peer support line; Kevin, a member of the University Fellowship of Jesus, studies philosophy. They meet when Kevin calls the line, and their frank conversation about religion and homosexuality thrusts them into an unexpected romance. As the end of college looms and the complexities of the larger world seep into their lives, Alex and Kevin must figure out how much of themselves to reveal to each other, and if it’s truly possible both to love someone and to resist their ideas.
Phillip Gregory Burke, Kimberly Chatterjee, Ethan Dubin, Starr Kirkland, and Yvonne Pruitt
“Everything You’re Told” is presented as part of the 2018-2019 Queer|Art|Mentorship Annual Exhibition (November 1, 2019 - January 9, 2020).
Info on Xandra Clark: http://www.xandraclark.com/
Info on Queer|Art: https://www.queer-art.org/
Poster credit: Kelvin Pater