List of 25 Essential LGBTQ Plays Everybody Should Read

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Timothy E. Locklear, Managing Artistic Director of North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) has compiled a list of 25 Essential LGBTQ Plays and 20 Essential LGBTQ Musicals for RDU on Stage.

Check out his list below and be sure to listen to Tim talk about LGBTQ theater on the RDU on Stage podcast (Ep. 48).

Angels in America by Tony Kushner

Another Country by Julian Mitchell

Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey

Bent by Martin Sherman

Body Awareness by Annie Baker

Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley

The Drag by Mae West

Hir by Taylor Mac

I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright

Indecent by Paula Vogel

The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman

Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers

The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane

Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally


Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally

Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts

The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer

The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell

Stop Kiss by Diana Son

Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez

Torch Song Trilogy by Harvey Fierstein

Twilight of the Golds by Jonathan Tolins

Yesterday When I Was Young by Josie Pickering

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