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J. Stephen Brantley

How Madonna Transformed This Gay Playwright's Life

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay 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 03.04.2014 | Gay 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...