VIRTUAL: Writing Queer Stories for the Stage

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
9:00 am to 10:00 am


Theatre has long been a gathering place where folks share stories in the hopes of seeing their own narratives, hopes, and dreams reflected back to them. For those who live in parts of the country becoming increasingly more hostile toward queer lives, it can also become a safe haven and beacon of hope for community and identity. Join the Dramatists Guild in conversation with a group of writers doing the work to share stories celebrating and uplifting the queer experience.

This virtual event was prerecorded. It will be available to watch on-demand online starting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 through Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Writing_Queer_Stories_for_the_Stage.pdf



Jordan Stovall/Wanda Whatever (they/them) is a playwright, arts administrator, queer events producer, and drag artist. They presently serve as the director of outreach and institutional partnerships for the Dramatists Guild, where they have worked since 2016. www.jordanstovall.com

Doug Wright won a Pulitzer and a Tony Award for his play I Am My Own Wife. Broadway musicals include War Paint, Hands on a Hardbody, The Little Mermaid, and Grey Gardens. Films include Quills, an adaptation of his Obie-winning play. Television credits include Tony Bennett's 80th Birthday Special.

Roger Q. Mason (they/them) was recently touted by the Brooklyn Rail as "quickly becoming one of the most significant playwrights of the decade." Their playwriting has been seen on Broadway (Circle in the Square Reading Series), off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and regionally. Insta: @rogerq.mason

Tabby Lamb is a nonbinary writer. Tabby won a Scotsman Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022 for her joyful, queer rom-com, Happy Meal (Roots Touring), which played at the Traverse Theatre before completing a UK and Australia Tour.


February 7–10, 2024
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Convention Center