The Stonewall Legacy Project

Queer Bodies. Queer Stories. Queer Spaces.

From June 17 through July 15, 2021, Queens Theatre presented The Stonewall Legacy Project5 unique digital events led by some of our favorite LGBTQIA+ artists. Through sharing essential art, diverse experiences, and creating a necessary space for community and conversation, The Stonewall Legacy Project aims to honor the spirit of Stonewall by exploring where we've been, where we are now, and where we're going.

Encore presentations of all five events are now available here or on YouTube.


The Duchess of Grant Park

Thursday, June 17 at 7PM ET

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The Duchess of Grant Park

Short Film

Featured Artist: Ava Davis (she/her/hers)

The Duchess of Grant Park is partly a love story about the neighborhood of Grant Park, and partly a story about finding one’s purpose. The Duchess declares Grant Park as her duchy. James, a journalist making a documentary, has chosen the Atlanta character of The Duchess although he knows nothing about her. Through the course of the story, James learns more about the Duchess, her history, and her connection to the neighborhood.  

The Stonewall Legacy Digital Drag Project

Thursday, June 24 at 7PM ET

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Filmed Drag Performances

Featured Artists: Wanda WhateverPrinx Silver, Vagenesis, Nancy Nogood, Boudoir LeFleur, & China Moon 

See your favorite Drag Performers showcase a year of art, resilience, and creativity as Queens Theatre presents a program of filmed performances that were created during COVID isolation, over the past year. This showcase aims to feature inclusivity in drag styles, bodies, and themes. It spotlights how drag thrived during a time of extreme circumstances and uncertainty. We're proud to bring these incredible artists and their beautiful art to our QT community for the first time.

Drag Project Collage Square

Invisibility: A Journey of Pasta, Prayer, Protest, & Peru

Thursday, July 1 at 7PM ET

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Live Zoom Solo Show

Featured Artist:Richard Cardillo (he/him/his)

Richard Cardillo (he/him) takes us on a magical, mystical and multicultural ride through his childhood growing up in a large Italian-American family, his youth and young-adulthood as a monk in a Catholic monastery, coming out as a gay man, and his 10 years working and learning in Peru. With equal measures of celebration, sadness, self-discovery, and sex antics, Invisibility will take all on an unforgettable journey. Show is approximately 1 hour, followed by a talkback with Richard!

Richard Cardillo

Second Helping

Thursday, July 8 at 7PM ET

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Live Zoom Solo Show

Featured Artist: Kelli Dunham (they/them/theirs) 

When genderqueer comic Kelli Dunham's extreme mid-western reliance met the death of two partners in a row, the result was part stand-up comedy, part sit-down tragedy with love and body fluids in the cracks in between.

Kelli DUNHAM Square

Queer Latinx Short Films

Thursday, July 15 at 7PM ET

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Featured Artists: Dominic Colòn (he/him/his) & Francisco Cabrera-Feo (he/him/his) 

Crush by Dominic Colòn

This HBO award winning short film is celebrating its 10th Anniversary.  CRUSH, tells the story of a closeted queer  Latinx kid from the Bronx who comes out to his crush at Prom. CRUSH won the 2011 HBO Short Film Script Competition and played on HBO and on 5 different continents.  SKIN played several film festivals including the HBO/New York Latino Film Festival.  

SKIN by Dominic Colòn SKIN  is about a gay Latinx man who after extreme weight loss is scared to have sex with his boyfriend without a shirt on.

YUNIOR by Francisco Cabrera-Feo A deeply closeted teenage boy finds himself shaken when his older brother’s girlfriend shows up with an out and confident gay male friend.

POR TI by Francisco Cabrera-Feo After ditching school with his secret boyfriend, Julian realizes he might not be the only one in his family hiding the truth.

Latinx Film Square

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