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We’re everywhere. We always have been and always will be. With surging LGBT+ representation in popular culture, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t visible. But – not so very long ago – presenting the gay experience on stage was extremely risky business. In Out Lines, we explore the forgotten history of gay theater in the United States through the plays of our most influential writers. Gay theater didn’t begin with Boys in the Band. Uncover the truth with us in Out Lines.

We’re everywhere. We always have been and always will be. With surging LGBT+ representation in popular culture, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t visible. But – not so very long ago – presenting the gay experience on stage was extremely risky business. In Out Lines, we explore the forgotten history of gay theater in the United States through the plays of our most influential writers. Gay theater didn’t begin with Boys in the Band. Uncover the truth with us in Out Lines.

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United States

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We’re everywhere. We always have been and always will be. With surging LGBT+ representation in popular culture, it’s hard to imagine a time when we weren’t visible. But – not so very long ago – presenting the gay experience on stage was extremely risky business. In Out Lines, we explore the forgotten history of gay theater in the United States through the plays of our most influential writers. Gay theater didn’t begin with Boys in the Band. Uncover the truth with us in Out Lines.

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English


Episodes

Episode 10: End of Season One | NSD Talkback

10/19/2021
In the final episode of Season One, Mark leads several members of the Now She Dances! cast in a grand off-off-Broadway tradition - the post-show talkback. Thanks for listening to Out Lines! Sign up for our email list or subscribe to be the first to learn about Season Two. Stay safe and well (read). *** Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric...

Duration:00:28:53

Episode 9: Trials of Oscar Wilde Pt 2 | NSD Act II Scenes 9-13

10/5/2021
In this penultimate episode of Season One, Virginia, Mark and Jordan stand back and (almost) let the final scenes of Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! speak for themselves. For this episode's history break, we conclude our discussion of The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Episode Ten ETA - October 19, 2021. Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn...

Duration:00:31:37

Episode 8: Trials of Oscar Wilde Pt 1 | NSD Act II Scene 8

9/20/2021
Virginia, Mark and Jordan forge further into Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! as the play approaches its climax. For this episode's history break, we start exploring a critical source and inspiration for the play - The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Episode Nine ETA - October 5, 2021. Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS at...

Duration:00:32:45

Episode 7: Caffe Cino | NSD Act II Scenes 6 - 7

9/7/2021
Virginia, Mark and Jordan journey deeper into Act II of Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!. For this episode's history break, we look at one of the birthplaces of Off-Off-Broadway - the legendary Caffe Cino. Episode Eight ETA - September 21, 2021. Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS at tososnyc.org Want to request a...

Duration:00:27:18

Episode 6: Historical Intersections II | NSD Act II Scenes 1-5

8/24/2021
Virginia, Mark and Jordan (with continued support from the TOSOS acting company) return for Act II of Doric Wilson's Now She Dances!. For this episode's history break, we resume our discussion of the play's relationship to its times. Episode Seven ETA - September 7, 2021. Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS at...

Duration:00:30:21

Out Lines Announcement | Extended Intermission

8/10/2021
Intermission has been extended! We will return to Now She Dances! in our next episode. Episode Six ETA - August 24, 2021. Transcript: Virginia Baeta: Hello listeners. We have some news. Christopher Weikel as Lane: How uncomfortable. VB: Our intermission has been extended. And Episode Six will be delayed. Gail Dennison as Lady Herodias: Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. VB: You had nothing to do with it, Lady H. Neither did Covid. And neither did our cats. Anyway, Out Lines...

Duration:00:00:39

Episode 5: The Doric Wilson Episode | Intermission

7/27/2021
In this "Intermission" episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - step away from the play, Now She Dances!, and take a closer look at the playwright, Doric Wilson. We will return to Now She Dances! in our next episode. Episode Six ETA - August 24, 2021. Episode transcript and links to the following resources are available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS at tososnyc.org...

Duration:00:30:43

Episode 4: Salome | NSD Act I Scenes 12-13

7/13/2021
Show notes: In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - continue strolling through Act One of Now She Dances! (NSD). This week's history break focuses on the character of Salome and how her story has developed over the ages. Episode Five ETA - July 27, 2021. Links to the following resources available at outlinespod.com Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS – tososnyc.org Read Oscar Wilde's...

Duration:00:33:19

Episode 3: Historical intersections | NSD Act I Scenes 8-11

6/29/2021
Show notes: In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - continue strolling through Act One of Now She Dances! (NSD) with a brief interlude about LGBTQ historical milestones that informed the first drafts of the play. Episode Four ETA - July 13, 2021. Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances! Read up on the playwright - Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS – tososnyc.org Read Oscar Wilde's Salome – Project Gutenberg eBook Read Oscar Wilde's The Importance of...

Duration:00:27:16

Episode 2: Intro to off-off-Broadway | NSD Act I Scenes 1-7

6/14/2021
In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - start walking through Act One of Now She Dances! (NSD) with a brief interlude about the origins and purpose of off-off-Broadway theatre. Episode Two ETA - June 29, 2021. References from Episode 2 From the Now She Dances! discussion: Metatheatre (Meta) - Wikipedia entry Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author - Project Gutenberg eBook The soubrette - Hidden Secrets of the Soubrette (editorial) Molière's...

Duration:00:28:55

Episode 1: Why Out Lines? Why Now She Dances?

6/1/2021
In this episode, your hosts - Virginia, Mark, and Jordan - introduce the themes of this season and demonstrate how Doric Wilson's Now She Dances is the right play for right now. Episode Two ETA - June 15, 2021. Read the play! Download Doric Wilson's Now She Dances Read up on the playwright Doric Wilson Learn more about TOSOS tososnyc.org References from Episode 1: Caffe Cino - Article from the National Park Service A good article on censorship in U.S. Theatre (from Seattle Rep) Che!...

Duration:00:16:18

Coming Soon!

5/5/2021
Introducing Out Lines – where we explore the intersections between independent theatre, LGBTQ+ culture, and history. Join hosts Virginia Baeta, Mark Finley and Jordan Schildcrout on a 10-episode journey. In our first season, we travel through Doric Wilson’s Now She Dances. Episode One arrives June 1, 2021. Read the play! Download Doric Wilson’s Now She Dances Read up on the playwright – Doric Wilson Transcript is available on the show page at outlinespod.com.

Duration:00:01:27