QUEER VOICES II: Staged Reading Festival

JUNE 14-16, 2024

EPAC is excited to revive our Queer Voices Staged Reading Festival!

Join us for a whole weekend of readings written by and for the LGBTQ+ Community, as well as a reading of one original play!

See below for ticket information!

JUNE 14 – 7:30 PM

by Douglas Lyons

Stan throws his partner, Tony, a surprise party for their 10th wedding anniversary and all are invited. Well, some actually aren’t, but still end up in the room.  As exes collide and cocktails fly, this celebratory evening asks one tight group of gays to put their true cards on the table. This world premiere reading is a slice of life comedy dedicated to those we call our chosen family. 

JUNE 15 – 7:30 PM

by Diana Son

This powerful play follows the blossoming romance between two women, Callie and Sara, in New York City. Their love is tested when they become victims of a hate crime, prompting reflections on love, identity, and the impact of violence. Through non-linear storytelling, the play explores themes of homophobia and the transformative power of love in the face of adversity.

JUNE 16 – 2:00 PM

by Jon Marans

Offering a compelling look into the untold history of the early LGBTQ+ rights movement in 1950s America, this story focuses on the partnership between Harry Hay and Rudi Gernreich as they navigate societal prejudices and political activism. Through their journey, the play sheds light on the formation of the Mattachine Society, one of the first gay rights organizations in the United States, celebrating the courage and resilience of these pioneers while highlighting the challenges they faced in their fight for equality.

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center has scheduled a wide variety of special events. These events bring a variety of entertainment to the Sharadin Bigler Theatre stage and help to make EPAC the place to be all year long. Look below to find the next event for you or your family and put an EPAC special event on your entertainment schedule today!

Tickets for most events can be purchased in advance by calling 717-733-7966 x1 or at the door one hour before curtain. Tickets may also be purchased online