The Real Poems by Robert McQueen

HB presents a special performance of The Real Poems by Robert McQueen.

June 26 at 7pm
June 27* at 2pm

HB Playwrights Theatre 124 Bank Street, New York

Seating is limited. RSVP Today.

*There will be a post-performance talkback on June 27.

From inside the lockdowns of 2020, Robert McQueen sat at his kitchen table and wrote about his experiences as a young queer man, living between New York City and Vancouver during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s. The Real Poems is at once spoken witness to the joy of youth and a memorial to the lives of colleagues, lovers and friends lost.

Written & Performed by Robert McQueen
Composition & Arrangement by Laura Burton
Directed by Andrew Kushnir
Dramaturgy by Damien Atkins


HB Studio’s programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and many generous supporters.


  • Time:
    June 26, 2023 – June 27, 2023
  • Location: HB Playwrights Theatre, 124 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014