“BRIEFS” LGBTQ Short Plays Return to STL
That Uppity Theatre Company and Vital VOICE Media are bringing back “BRIEFS: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays” to St. Louis for its third year at La Perla from March 21-23. Presented by Pearl Vodka and founded by Joan Lipkin, artistic director of That Uppity Theatre Company, “Briefs” is a collaboration of eight directors and playwrights that will showcase a series of 10-minute plays at each performance.
“I was thrilled by the response of the community to ‘Briefs’ in our previous two seasons and the interest only keeps growing,” says Lipkin. “Because of the uniqueness of the venue, the concept and the programming, we are attracting some of the best and most diverse audiences in town. This is work that you won’t see anywhere else in St Louis, and some of it is quite edgy.”
This year’s pieces were selected from nearly 100 submissions, on topics ranging from domestic violence and lesbian parenting to a Victorian version of Grindr, a social networking app dedicated to gay, bisexual and bi-curious men.
“Vital VOICE always strives to create and deliver new and exciting projects for the LGBTQ community and our straight allies. ‘Briefs’ is a celebration of our community that will leave audiences entertained, informed and uplifted,” says Darin Slyman, CEO and Publisher of Vital VOICE Media. For tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Vital VOICE