The project is two parts. The first part, STARR STREET, is based in Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick. It is the story of a young black drag queen pleading reinstatement to the drag home she abandoned. The second part, A CASE FOR INCLUSION, takes the form of a discussion between the writer of STARR STREET and the performer cast in the role of the young drag queen. The performer questions whether STARR STREET is the writer’s — a white man’s — story to tell. Together we grapple with the complex questions of appropriation, intersectionality, and the age old question: Who gets to tell your story?
Public showings: Fri, July 26, 2019 @ 5pm and 8pm & Sun, July 28, 2019 @ 8pm | RSVP
Every fall HB Studio invites theater artists and playwrights to apply for The HB Rehearsal Space Residency, which provides access to free rehearsal space for the development of new work. Recipients are asked to offer a minimum of two public presentations of their work in process. These presentations may range from a seated reading, to a full dress rehearsal, and they are intended to provide the recipients the opportunity to interact with the HB community and receive valuable feedback on their work in process.