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J. Stephen Brantley

New Play Finds Hope And Comedy Amid Struggles In Queer Lives

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Queer Voices

New York actor-playwright J. Stephen Brantley and director David Drake are hoping to put an optimistic spin on the trials and tribulations of recoveri...

We Are Family

George Heymont | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

From Queer as Folk to Will & Grace, from Transparent to Modern Family, Americans have been exposed to LGBT people who know who they are, are not necessarily begging for acceptance, and no longer feel doomed. The writers whose works are featured in #WTFamily have taken that premise and applied their imaginations to it with surprisingly cogent results.

How Madonna Transformed This Gay Playwright's Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

To the world, Madonna is a pop provocateur whose record-smashing career spans more than three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. But to New Y...

Pirira: A Riveting New Play by J. Stephen Brantley

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Truly well-written and thought-provoking plays are hard to come by, but Theater 167's presentation of J. Stephen Brantley's Pirira, which I caught at its recent extended run at the West End Theater, comes pretty close to being as transcendental as any that I have seen in the past few years.

Curtis M. Wong

A Look At The 'Constant Threat Of Violence, Prison Terms And Death' Facing Gays In New Play

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Pirira," by actor-playwright J. Stephen Brantley, opens with two men -- a sassy, gay New Yorker and a staid Malawian student -- silently assessing on...