Saturday, October 19, 2019
At the LGBT Center
Man Question is celebrating its seventh New Masculinities Festival this fall! We are thrilled to return to New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.
The call for pieces is now CLOSED. The line-up of performances will be announced in August, 2019.
Meanwhile, read on for more information about the Fest!
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 2018 New Masculinities Festival.
See 2016 and 2017 performance videos on our youtube channel.
Want more photos? Here’s 2016 and 2017, too.
We are seeking performances of all kinds 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 challenge audience members to experience the world and, in some cases the word masculinity, in a new way.
The festival is open to people of all gender and sexual identities. We strongly encourage proposals from people traditionally underrepresented on stage: People of color, young people, seniors, HIV positive people, disabled people, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual people—come on out!
Applicants must have a clear vision for their piece and are strongly encouraged to submit a link to a video recording.
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.