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Criminal Queerness Festival

Celebrate Pride Month, resistance, and love with National Queer Theater and PAC NYC.

National Queer Theater brings its annual Criminal Queerness Festival to PAC NYC in 2024, featuring productions of Achiro P. Olwoch’s The Survival, Raphaël Amahl Khouri’s She He Me, and Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko’s Waafrika 123: A Queerly Scripted Tragic Rise to African Fantasia.

The Criminal Queerness Festival celebrates queer and trans artists from around the world who have the guts to risk it all—censorship, imprisonment, and violence for simply sharing their truth. Since 2019, the Criminal Queerness Festival has produced playwrights from Syria, Venezuela, Uganda, Kenya, Iraq, China, Pakistan, Tanzania, Egypt, Mexico, India, Lebanon, and Poland.

Official theater event of NYC Pride

National Queer Theater is an innovative theater collective dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving our elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes.