Criminal Queerness Festival: This is Not a Memorized Script, This is a Well-Rehearsed Story  

Part of Restart Stages at Lincoln Center’s Pride Celebration

This event is a part of the National Queer Theater's Criminal Queerness Festival, which presents exciting new plays by LGBTQ artists from countries that criminalize queer and trans people. 

Actor and writer Dima Mikhayel Matta’s debut autobiographical solo performance This is not a memorized script, this is a well-rehearsed story, directed by Em Weinstein (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), explores Matta’s lived experience and evolution as a creative queer scholar and a lover—through the lens of a sometimes-troubled relationship with their hometown of Beirut. Presented as a direct address to the audience, This is not a memorized script manifests the direct connections between personal vulnerability and political revolution.   

About National Queer Theater's Criminal Queerness Festival 
National Queer Theater's Criminal Queerness Festival (CQF) is an annual international theater festival created in partnership with NYC Pride and the Stonewall Community Foundation. The festival presents exciting new plays by LGBTQ artists from countries that criminalize queer and trans people. Presenting the work of international queer artists alongside activist talks and workshops, CQF aims to uplift the careers of these artists and raise awareness about criminalization around the world. The Criminal Queerness Festival provides a stage for artists facing censorship, shining a light on critical stories from across the globe. In order to build a truly global queer community, these writers are inspiring activism and shaping our culture towards the equitable treatment of LGBTQ people in every nation. 

Performance Length: Approximately 60 minutes, no intermission  

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