History of Queer Theater

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
History of Queer Theater
Fall 2022
Taught By: Joe Jeffreys
Section: AX

CRN: 14050

Credits: 4

This course surveys a history of LGBTQ+ themes and characters on stages, screens and performative environments from Christopher Marlowe's Edward II (1594) to Taylor Mac's Hir (2014) and Donja R. Love’s one in two (2019) to Pride parades, House Balls and protests events. We will explore selected plays, performance events, film and cabaret acts, placing them through discussions into larger societal and critical settings with critical and historical readings while delving into the developments of LGBTQ+ movements. We will also consider the emergence of queer theater companies such as the Ridiculous Theatrical Company and Split Britches and venues such as the WOW Cafe. The coursework may also include guest speakers, and/or visits to selected performances, exhibits, and venues. This course fulfills an elective requirement for Theater majors and minors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:38am EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 465
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022