Matthew A. Everett is a playwright and three-time recipient of support from the Minnesota State Arts Board. His "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" drama Leave was #1 on Lavender Magazine's Top 10 List for Theater in 2011. He's been keeping busy during 2012 helping spread the word to defeat the marriage amendment (well done, Vote No folks!) with a Minnesota touring show for Project 515 (which got an award for "Most Out of the Box Strategy" from the Equality Federation Institute), and his gay marriage comedy-drama But Not For Love, co-produced by The Flowershop Project and Workhouse Theatre. Summer 2013 will be his eleventh year blogging about the Minnesota Fringe Festival in particular, as well as theater in general, so he should probably seek professional help. Excerpts of Matthew's plays and other writings can be found at matthewaeverett.com
"He's pretty harmless, really." "She's not." Find love at the Fringe! After her husband's death, Carol returns to the carnival where it all began, where past and present commingle to help her find her future. A heartwarming and touching world premiere.
(Because Fag Hag: The Musical is so 1970s. And Queer Peer, let's face, was never going to catch on.) "An autobiographical tale about a gay man and a straight woman." "Can you tell which one is which?"
"How's your cat?" "Incontinent." Or: The Final Voyage of Nokomis Construction. The employees of a failing construction company are trapped on a party boat. Forced to face their ridiculous demons, together they decide whether to sink or swim.
"Do you think he'd like some of my banana?" Ms. Luisa—chanteuse, gourmand and globetrotter—is on a hilarious quest to discover the world's most delightful songs, delicacies and beefcake. Come taste her saucy mélange of romance, cabaret and pasta.
"I have whiskey, and my ukulele." Join us at the bar for five dances, each inspired by a different drink. See whiskey swirl, watch an absinthe striptease, raise a glass to marriage equality and more in a show full of booze and celebration.
Casual Encounters - Golden Ork Productions A woman places an ad on Craigslist because she has a unique desire: to be in a fight, the ultimate loss of control. Another woman replies and agrees, begging the question: can violence be used as therapy?
"We don't usually get gay things here." Based on actual events: The Miller family shares the shocking details of how their lives were destroyed forever by extreme gayness. Educational and haunting. A story you can't un-see.
"The three bitter truths that are left to us - sacrifice, slavery, submission." A woman proclaiming the Second Coming becomes the subject of an intense government interrogation. But as riots in the street rage, protocols quickly crumble, ushering in a new God, a God of Chaos.
"I've done a lot of things in my life. Writing vampire non-porn isn't one of them." In Quacker Holler, Tennessee, the Lake Wobegon of the south, erotica-writing nun Sister Candace is murdered. Emily must use her investigative skills, fainting goats, and mental illness to solve the crime.
"She introduced us, like it's the most normal thing in the world that she's married to a f**king Adonis." An intimate portrait of what it takes to rebuild a life destroyed by betrayal. It's about what drives us to follow through on our darker impulses, but also about choosing light over darkness.
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