Synopsis: “The law said we had to be wearing three pieces of women's clothing. But we knew, and so did you, what was coming. We needed our sleeves rolled up, our hair slicked back, in order to live through it.” A collaborative play inspired by Leslie Feinberg's seminal novel Stone Butch Blues, Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood’s Stone honors Leslie and other overlooked butch heroes of the 1960s. The inter-generational piece is a devised work of historical fiction based on the very real legacy of butch solidarity and gay community organizing that took place as a response to the police violence and anti-crossdressing ordinances of the era. Stone is an homage, a celebration, a love letter and a reflection.
Stone is being presented as part of the Corkscrew Theater Festival
Director: Katherine Wilkinson
Playwright: Morgaine Gooding-Silverwood
With: Enette Fremont, MX Jordan Ho, Gavel Phoenix, Gil Rodriguez, Dani Romeo-White, Aleigha Spinks, Jordan Underwood