Do Your Parents Know You're Straight?

Bearfoot Theatre is an emerging artist managed not for profit and the Hunter Region’s leading LGBTQIA+ Theatre Company.

‘Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight?’ by award-winning, queer theatre-maker, Riley McLean, will run as part of the Civic Theatre subscription season at the Civic Playhouse. DYPKYS is an original play which explores the prejudice towards the LGBTQIA+ community and acceptance of identity. It was first produced as an early draft in the midst of the marriage equality debate to an exceptional response from Newcastle audiences. The script has since been developed, and an exciting ensemble of nine diverse artists are filling the roles.

"In many ways, Casey Miller is a regular teenager with a passion for writing stories. But Casey has a secret.. he’s straight. Feeling isolated, he creates a friend in his stories- Riley, a lesbian girl who lives in an opposite world (not unlike our own) where heterosexuality is normality. Riley operates as a reflection of Casey as he documents twisted versions of his reality through her eyes. But Riley can’t always be happy- not when Casey’s not. Because that’s not fair."

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