From May 13-22, 2022, Queens Theatre presents two weekends of dynamic performances and events in the first-ever Forward Festival of the Arts, a national festival highlighting the artistry of Deaf/Disabled performers.
The Festival features performances and presentations by Omnium Circus, Phamaly Theatre Company (Denver, CO), Full Radius Dance (Atlanta, GA), and composer Molly Joyce. Queens Theatre will also host readings of new works by Deaf/Disabled playwrights developed through the Apothetae at Lark Fellowship (recently rehomed at Queens Theatre). Festival programming will include Audio Description, Open Captioning, ASL interpretation, and other accessibility services.
Queens Theatre’s Forward Festival for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of APAP ArtsForward, the National Endowment of the Arts, Con Edison, Howard Gilman Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the
support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.