In 2022, we produced the play Straight White Men. The piece was written by Young Jean Lee, the first Asian-American playwright to be produced on Broadway (with this very show in 2018).
Young Jean Lee is an inspirational, barrier-breaking female playwright who specialises in experimental pieces and moving theatrical experiences. She notes that this show was "designed to make audiences notice their own responses and think about their relationships to their own privilege." which is why we felt Straight White Men is a timely and relevant identity-politics play.
We chose this play because it encouraged deep dialogue, but was also a genuinely humorous show. After some trying years, particularly for the arts, what better way to reach people, than through a little bit of laughter?
The show played for one night only on July 2nd, 2022 at Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba.