The incomparable Qween Jean, costume designer and activist, sits down with Holly and Meghan to talk activism, theatre design, and hopes for the future of queer liberation. We discuss designing for revivals versus new work, what makes a good collaborative relationship, not living with the rules, and creating freedom for the stories of BIPOC artists to be told without relying on adjacency to whiteness. In a relevant and prophetic conversation, Qween Jean breaks down the wars we are facing today that we can’t ignore, the direction towards real equitable change, the need to uproot and reimagine failing systems, multiple ways to support Black Trans folx, and the way for everyone to have the chance to rise.
Check the show notes to find out more about Lavender Men by Roger Q. Mason playing this Summer at Skylight Theatre in LA and streaming.
- Lavender Men by Roger Q. Mason
- soft at MCC
- Stonewall Protests
- Black Trans Travel Fund
- For the Gworls
- Black Trans Femmes Artist Collective
Queer Culture Recs:
- Queer Cook Outs!
- Edited by Meghan Dixon
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