One man stands alone on stage and looks back at his complicated relationship with the Catholic boys’ camp counselor, who began sexually abusing him at age 12.
Another recounts his ex-communication from the Mormon Church and his subsequent life as a gay escort and drug addict.
Still another talks about the years he spent in a Christian “reorientation” program that tried to make him an “ex-gay” until he awoke from his “Biblically induced coma.”
Theaters are increasingly filling up with gay men eager to tell their personal narratives in solo shows. Call it “confessional theater,” call it theatrical therapy, but stories about personal trauma – laced with humor and humanity – are becoming a cottage industry on the fringe theater circuit.
Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant.
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