Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

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Theater has the unique ability to deepen our understanding of people whose life experiences are different from our own. It allows us to step into their lives for a brief moment. Theater can also be an agent of social change by addressing difficult issues.


C Lieurance

Founded in 2013 by Laura Kay Henderson, Queer Theatre Kalamazoo offers productions four times a year, including this weekend's Step Three, by New York playwright Michael Aman, directed by Connar Klock. It runs through June 9 at the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo.

In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, Henderson, Klock, and Kalamazoo playwright Gordon Bolar preview Step Three and the upcoming Summer Shorts Play Festival, a free festival of scenes and one acts written by local playwrights. Running June 20-23, it features four new works, including Bolar's Good Advice '49


Theater Review: Of Masquerade and Rhymes

Apr 4, 2019
Fred Western / Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

“Of Masquerade and Rhymes” is Queer Theatre Kalamazoo’s latest offering. WMUK's reviewer Gordon Bolar says it’s an inviting piece of theatre about a lesbian relationship that blooms, wilts, and ultimately transforms the lives of two women and the friends who surround them.


Matthew Murphy

Writer and WMUK theater critic Gordon Bolar highlights West Michigan theater this  winter and spring in a preview with Cara Lieurance. They cover upcoming productions by regional theaters such as Farmers Alley Theatre and the Kalamazoo Civic; the shows coming to Miller Auditorium, smaller companies like Queer Theatre Kalamazoo and What A Do Theatre; the Western Michigan University Theatre and more.


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Writer and theater critic Gordon Bolar (and a former general manager of WMUK) finds much to be hopeful and excited about in the rich world of West Michigan live theater. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance about the 2018-19 season, Bolar says we live an unusually supportive theater community that offers opportunities to participate at all age levels. Here are the productions he picked as his most-anticipated shows of the fall.


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