Roger Q. Mason to present new play Hide and Hide as part of Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival
7 – 9PM
Fresh off the critically-acclaimed world premiere of Lavender Men in Los Angeles, Kilroys List honoree Roger Q. Mason returns to New York with a special public reading of their newest play Hide and Hide, presented as part of the Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036) on Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm. Complimentary tickets can be reserved at www.bfany.org/theatre-row/. The reading will be directed by é boylan with dramaturgy by Gaven Trinidad. The cast will feature Han Van Sciver (they/them) and Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan (they/them).
Mason’s play Hide and Hide is a Homeric critique of the American Dream. Constanza is a recent Filipina immigrant who moved from Marcos’ Philippines to America in search of the dream she saw in the movies. Billy is a white gay male rent boy who escaped from a Christian conversion camp where something terrible happened. Their lives collide in 1980 Los Angeles.
Black Filipinx playwright Roger Q. Mason was recently acclaimed “a daring theatrical talent” by Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times and “a major voice in the theatrical vanguard” by TheaterMania. The Brooklyn Rail said Mason is “quickly becoming one of the most significant playwrights of the decade.”