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Stratford: The Stratford Festival presents “A Festival Queerstory” online tonight free for 36 hours

Thursday, June 24, 2021

A Festival Queerstory digs deep into the dark and mysterious past – 1965 – to bring you the story of the Stratford Festival’s workshop of the then-unknown play Fortune and Men’s Eyes, by John Herbert.

Then, host André Morin walks down the sometimes invisible paths of Queer Queerstory in Queernadian Theatqueer, talking with El Chenier, history professor and founder of Gender Mentors; Stafford Arima, Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary; Bob White, director of The Foerster-Bernstein New Play Development Program at the Stratford Festival; writer, director and podcaster Andrew Kushnir; Raegan Swanson, executive director of The ArQuives, Canada’s LGBTQ2+ archive; and Festival company members Qasim Khan, Josue Laboucane and Mamie Zwettler, who all share their unique perspectives on life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

It’s queer people talking to queer people about queer people for all the queer people out there who may be watching. Join us!

Featuring: El Chenier, Mamie Zwettler, Qasim Khan, Bob White, Andrew Kushnir, Josue Laboucane, Raegan Swanson & Stafford Arima. Hosted by André Morin

YouTube Première: Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. EDT [streaming free for 36 hours].

A Festival Queerstory:

[Videos will be available from Thursday at 7PM to Saturday at 7AM]

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