National Queer Theater

National Queer Theater
Artistic Discipline: Performing Arts
Category: Creative Equations Fund: Justice, Equity, & Sustainability
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Williamsburg

National Queer Theater is an innovative theater collective dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ+ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving our elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes. NQT’s programs are tailored to uplift marginalized artists: DREAMing Out Loud for undocumented queer writers, Staging Pride for LGBTQ+ teens, the virtual Queer Theatre Alliance for LGBTQ+ theater leaders across the country, and Donja R. Love’s Write It Out! program for writers living with HIV. Additionally, the Criminal Queerness Studio, taught by Achiro P Olwoch, provides a virtual haven for international playwrights. Believing in the power of theater to affect sweeping social change, National Queer Theater cultivates a more just, joyous, and empowered intersectional queer community that is celebrated in all corners of society.