The sixth New Masculinities Festival Will Take Place in Fall 2018

In fall 2017, Man Question celebrated its FIFTH New Masculinities Festival, at New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Stay posted for our Fall 2018 Call for Proposals.

Meanwhile, check out our 2017 lineup below, and read on for more information about the Fest.

2017 Festival Schedule

3:30pm Doors

4:00pm SET ONE

Michael Wilson: Invocation
Erica Bradshaw: White America Hero
Gregory Rosenthal: Places of Possibility
Ryan Haddad: My Straighties
Garner Players: All Lives on Me
H. Sharif "Herukhuti" Williams, David J Cork: No Homo | No Hetero: Sexual Fluidity and Manhood in Black America
Sine: What Identifies You as a Gender?
Erin Drummond with Coco Carol: Title of the Unborn

5:30pm Dialogue

6:00pm Break with light dinner buffet

7:00pm SET TWO

Warren Patrick: Full Body Listening
Feminist Art Collective & Theatre: Interruption
Charles Quittner and Chris Tyler: TOXIC IF SWALLOWED: An Inner Circle Jerk
Alex Hare: Walt Whitman BodyJolt™
C Bain To be announced
Terrell Green: Must Go On: A Rite of Passage

8:30pm Dialogue

9:00pm Mingle and Goodbye

Schedule subject to change!

Re-Performing Manhood

At the New Masculinities Festival, we examine the impact of expectations of masculinity on people's lives and imagine new possibilities for gender expression. We use the power of theatre, dance, poetry, spoken word, performance art, and dialogue to challenge thinking and transport participants to new worlds and perspectives.

Images from the 2017 New Masculinities Festival. 
See 2016 and 2017 performance videos on our youtube channel.

We curate performances of all disciplines that passionately and curiously investigate how expectations of masculinity impact people’s lives, both positively and negatively, overtly and unexpectedly. We seek pieces that have the potential to perturb the viewer to experience the world in a new way.

past New Masculinities Festivals

Our first Festival took place on September 8, 2012 and featured "Saving Seneka," an original play by inmates at Garner Correctional Institution, directed by Keith Johnston, Artistic Director of the American Theatre of Harlem.  The other performers filled the historic Judson Memorial Church's meeting hall with dance, song, theatre, and unbridled giggles.  Friends and family filled Judon's buffet with delicious home-made food.  We ended with thirty minutes of dialog, which centered around the courage to dance.