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Lavender Men

Skylight Theatre & Playwrights’ Arena Company present the World Premiere of

Lavender Men

Written by: Roger Q. Mason
Directed by: Lovell Holder

Enter the historical fantasia of Taffeta, a self-proclaimed "fabulous queer creation of color,” as she invades the private world of Abraham Lincoln to confront issues of LGBTQ+ inclusion and visibility that still challenge us today.

 

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  • Lavender Men, Skylight Theatre 2022

Schedule

Skylight Theatre:  August 6 - September 4
Tickets go on sale June 28

Buy Tickets

Pay It Forward Tickets  support Free and Discount Tickets to improve access to theater.

A limited number of PWYC tickets are available for performances 8/7 - 8/29. Use Promo Code: ACCESS to activate.

Age Advisory: 14 years old. Guests under age 12 will not be admitted.


Theater Is For Everyone. If you need assistance contact us at Connect@SkylightTheatre.org

Local Box Office at (213) 761-7061. Due to COVID, staff may not be present at all times.  Please leave a message.

World Premiere 2021-22 Co-Production Season with Playwrights' Arena

Beyond Conversation

Enhance your experience with a post performance special guest chat.

Immediately after the scheduled performance invited guests participate in a moderated chat, then engage with the audience. Topics are suggested by the play's subject matter.

Guests and topics to be announced.  

The Artists of Lavender Men

  • Roger Q. Mason, Skylight Theatre, Lavender Men
    Roger Q. Mason
    writer and actor

    Is the recipient of the 2020 Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award for achievement in playwriting.  His work has been performed on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (Circle Reading Series); Off and Off-Off Broadway at New Group, American Theatre of Actors, New York Theatre Workshop, Access Theatre, Flea Theatre, and the Kraine; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Son of Semele Theatre, Chicago Dramatists; Victory Gardens and Serenbe Playhouse. His play THE WHITE DRESS was a finalist for the Screencraft Play Contest, judged by David Lindsay-Abaire, and a finalist for the Lark's Playwrights Week.  His piece HARD PALATE was a New York Theatre Innovator Award nominee. He is the winner of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Award.  Mason holds an MFA in Writing from Northwestern University, MA in English from Middlebury College, and BA in English and Theatre from Princeton University.  He's a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

     

  • Lovell Holder, Director Lavender Men
    Lovell Holder
    director

    Graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University. He then received his MFA from Brown University. Feature Film: Ian MacAllister-McDonald's Some Freaks (producer; starring Thomas Mann, Lily Mae Harrington, Tony nominee Marin Ireland; available on Netflix); Loserville (director/producer/co-writer; with Tony winner Sara Ramirez, starring Darby Stanchfield, Matt McGorry); Robert Jury's Working Man (producer; starring Oscar nominee Talia Shire, Peter Gerety). Short Film: Olivia Hamilton’s Surrogate (producer, alongside Oscar winner Damien Chazelle); Daniel Talbott’s You Say Hello (director/producer); Roger Q. Mason's Softer (director/producer). LA Theater: Echo Theater Company, LATC, Son of Semele, Chalk Rep. Regional Theater: Trinity Repertory Company, McCarter Theater Center.

DESIGNERS
SCENIC DESIGN: Stephen Gifford
LIGHTING DESIGN: Dan Weingarten
COSTUME DESIGN: Wendell Carmichael
SOUND DESIGN: Erin Bednarz
PROP DESIGN: Michael O’Hara
ORIGINAL MUSIC: David Gonzalez

PRODUCTION STAFF
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Cedes Sifuentes
CASTING DIRECTOR: Raul Clayton Staggs
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne


Skylight's Artistic Development, Community Engagement Programs and Theatre For All initiatives are made possible through the generous support of our Individual and Foundation donors, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Schedule

Skylight Theatre:  August 6 - September 4
Tickets go on sale June 28

Buy Tickets

Pay It Forward Tickets  support Free and Discount Tickets to improve access to theater.

A limited number of PWYC tickets are available for performances 8/7 - 8/29. Use Promo Code: ACCESS to activate.

Age Advisory: 14 years old. Guests under age 12 will not be admitted.


Theater Is For Everyone. If you need assistance contact us at Connect@SkylightTheatre.org

Local Box Office at (213) 761-7061. Due to COVID, staff may not be present at all times.  Please leave a message.

World Premiere 2021-22 Co-Production Season with Playwrights' Arena

Beyond Conversation

Enhance your experience with a post performance special guest chat.

Immediately after the scheduled performance invited guests participate in a moderated chat, then engage with the audience. Topics are suggested by the play's subject matter.

Guests and topics to be announced.  

The Artists of Lavender Men

  • Roger Q. Mason, Skylight Theatre, Lavender Men
    Roger Q. Mason
    writer and actor

    Is the recipient of the 2020 Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award for achievement in playwriting.  His work has been performed on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (Circle Reading Series); Off and Off-Off Broadway at New Group, American Theatre of Actors, New York Theatre Workshop, Access Theatre, Flea Theatre, and the Kraine; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Son of Semele Theatre, Chicago Dramatists; Victory Gardens and Serenbe Playhouse. His play THE WHITE DRESS was a finalist for the Screencraft Play Contest, judged by David Lindsay-Abaire, and a finalist for the Lark's Playwrights Week.  His piece HARD PALATE was a New York Theatre Innovator Award nominee. He is the winner of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Award.  Mason holds an MFA in Writing from Northwestern University, MA in English from Middlebury College, and BA in English and Theatre from Princeton University.  He's a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

     

  • Lovell Holder, Director Lavender Men
    Lovell Holder
    director

    Graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University. He then received his MFA from Brown University. Feature Film: Ian MacAllister-McDonald's Some Freaks (producer; starring Thomas Mann, Lily Mae Harrington, Tony nominee Marin Ireland; available on Netflix); Loserville (director/producer/co-writer; with Tony winner Sara Ramirez, starring Darby Stanchfield, Matt McGorry); Robert Jury's Working Man (producer; starring Oscar nominee Talia Shire, Peter Gerety). Short Film: Olivia Hamilton’s Surrogate (producer, alongside Oscar winner Damien Chazelle); Daniel Talbott’s You Say Hello (director/producer); Roger Q. Mason's Softer (director/producer). LA Theater: Echo Theater Company, LATC, Son of Semele, Chalk Rep. Regional Theater: Trinity Repertory Company, McCarter Theater Center.

DESIGNERS
SCENIC DESIGN: Stephen Gifford
LIGHTING DESIGN: Dan Weingarten
COSTUME DESIGN: Wendell Carmichael
SOUND DESIGN: Erin Bednarz
PROP DESIGN: Michael O’Hara
ORIGINAL MUSIC: David Gonzalez

PRODUCTION STAFF
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Cedes Sifuentes
CASTING DIRECTOR: Raul Clayton Staggs
PUBLICIST: Judith Borne


Skylight's Artistic Development, Community Engagement Programs and Theatre For All initiatives are made possible through the generous support of our Individual and Foundation donors, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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