Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life
The Theater Offensive and Hibernian Hall present Fierce Love: Stories from Black Gay Life
Roxbury native and Pomo Afro Homos co-founder Brian Freeman returns to his hometown to direct and act in this "remixed" version of Fierce Love. The production has been adapted from the original 1991 version to include updated cultural references and a hip-hop musical number, while still maintaining the piece's core focus on the struggles of Black gay men in America.
With support from the National Performance Network, The Theater Offensive led the Fierce Love commissioning team with collaborators from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Burlington, New Orleans and Dallas. The Theater Offensive's OUT in Your Neighborhood strategy is a driving force behind Fierce Love, focusing on integrating queer theater into interactive community-based programs in Boston-area neighborhoods.
The Theater Offensive's ongoing Shout it OUT! collaboration with Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC Boston) will open Fierce Love's Saturday matinee. Shout it OUT! will be a staged reading of original coming out stories from LGBT people of color. This work was developed in two workshop series with The Theater Offensive staff and Brian Freeman, in which community members learned to stage their writings for a broader audience.
Hibernian Hall (View)
184 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
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