Founded in 2012, the DC Queer Theatre Festival is dedicated to unleashing and celebrating the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and area. By featuring new plays with themes relevant to the DC area and local artists with roots in the community, the DC Queer Theatre Festival combines quality theatre with activism and charity. In 2012 and 2013 DC Queer Theatre Festivals partnered with The DC Center for the LGBT Community, raising money for and awareness of the essential services The DC Center provides to the LGBTQ communities in Washington, DC.
Our mission is to unleash and celebrate the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and community.
The DC Queer Theatre Festival will relaunch and present a series of new play readings in the Spring 2023
The DC Queer Theatre Festival will feature unpublished one-act plays no longer than 90 minutes in length. The plays will have themes relating to the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.
Themes will include HIV/AIDS, healthcare, caregiving, and the COVID-19 pandemic and are prioritizing working with playwrights new to the DC Queer Theatre Festival.