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heterophobia is a play written by Pam Rocker.

Upcoming show: September 18, 2016

A staged reading of “heterophobia", by Pam Rocker

Presented in partnership with McDougall United Church

Sunday, September 18, at 12pm

McDougall United is seeking to broaden their awareness and advocacy for LGBTQ inclusion, and through this process has selected to showcase heterophobia and a Q&A. Open to the public. 

Location: McDougall United Church, 8516 Athabasca St SE, Calgary

Admission by donation.

Directed by Alyssa Bradac and featuring:

Natalie Buckley

Linda Delaney

Diana-Marie Stolz

Simon Tottrup

 

heterophobia continues to enjoy staged readings across Alberta. To book a reading or inquire on rights to produce heterophobia, click here.

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"heterophobia is strikingly intelligent.
It avoids all the clichés of ‘issue’ theatre by
telling an honest story about real people.
Mothers, daughters, lovers and friends all
just struggling to love each other and be
true to themselves - the ultimate human quest."

-Jacqueline Russell, Actress and Playwright

 
THE PLOT
heterophobia, a dark comedy, is a tall glass of gay with a twist of straight. In the world of heterophobia, social norms are flipped on their ears, and extreme role reversal ensues. Being gay is the norm, and being straight is the ‘deviance’.

Our leading lady, Grant, comes home for a visit after a tough break-up, with a secret that gets heavier by the second. As she struggles to hold on to her hidden cravings, her Moms try to woo her with waffles, clean underwear, and the prospect of settling down and being artificially inseminated.

Meanwhile, her best friend Peter bursts onto the scene with erotic thoughts about Nathan Lane and a determination to cheer Grant up. But as Grant’s secret becomes too big to hold onto, she is forced to make a choice about revealing who she really is.”

THE PLAYWRIGHT
"The word ‘heterophobia’ caught me by surprise," says Pam. "It struck me hard, and I wondered what would happen if roles were reversed; if being gay was the accepted norm and being straight was the ‘perversion’. This question led me into a whole new world, where ironies abounded..."

THE PLAY
heterophobia premiered at Sage Theatre’s IGNITE Festival in 2009, to sold out crowds. It was then produced in 2010 and played 13 sold out shows throughout Pride week, with rave reviews. Since, it has enjoyed numerous stage readings around Alberta, and has been used in textbooks and workshops.