Saturday, October 20, 2018
At the LGBT Center

Man Question is celebrating its sixth New Masculinities Festival this fall! We are thrilled to return to New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

General admission: $20
Students: $15

Festival Schedule

3:30pm  Doors

4:00pm  SET ONE

Esaú Mora: Muchachito
spacejunk dance: Knees Up
Erin Mallon and Company: Check-Out
Leopoldo Bloom: How to Transition on Sixty Three Cents a Day
Bill Bowers: Selections from BEYOND WORDS

5:45pm  SET TWO

William Doan: My Anxiety: A Work in Progress
Sine Rofofsky: Getting a Get
Sungjae Lee: Yellow Hairy Balls
Pioneers Go East Collective: COWBOYSCOWGIRLS (sagittarius)
Marcus Scott and Company: Natural Selection

7:30pm  SET THREE

Alex Strada: Proposal for a Performance
Nikki Raymond: Tales of My Uncle
Éamon Boylan and Lio Mehiel: an introduction to virgo
IV Castellanos: I Am Nothing Without My Labor
C. Bain and E. Wray: No G**d White Men
Close. Mingle and connect.

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.

We are seek 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 in a new way.

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

The festival is open to people of all gender and sexual identities. 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.