New Delhi: The month of June is celebrated as Pride Month, which is all about equality and love. Pride Month is celebrated in honor of the LGBTQIA+ community, who have been through a lot just to be recognised and respected for who they are and they have come a long way.
Pride Month is about acceptance, pride, history, and love, and with that comes the importance of LGBTQIA+ issues on screen. There are many plays and musicals that put LGBTQIA+ issues at the core of their plots.
Vijay Tendulkar’s 1981 Marathi Play, Mitrachi Goshta
Mitrachi Goshta is a Marathi language play by Vijay Tendulkar. It was first performed in 1981 and has been portrayed as one of the first Indian modern plays managing lesbian subjects or same-sex fascination. Indeed, the play has been around for quite a while now and is incredibly well-known in the world of Indian theatre.
Interpreted in English as 'A Friend's Story', the play rotates around a lesbian romantic tale. Mitrachi Gosta is the thing that happens when Bollywood draws in with homosexuality during the 1980s. It is a circle of drama carrying some sweet sentiments.
Frozen Fire by A Mangai is a composing piece that is based on the Mahabharata. The author A Mangai is known as Dr Padma Venkataraman. He is a Professor of English at Stella Maris College (Chennai). This play is part of the book – Staging Resistance. It was initially written in Tamil as 'Pani-Thee'.
The play addresses the various components of LGBTQIA+. This includes masculinity, gender-fluidity, transgender, transitioning, feminism, and basic human rights, with this play the message gets through to people of all ages.
Bare: A Pop Opera
Bare: A Pop Opera is a musical, written by Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere Jr. A pulsating, electric contemporary rock musical, it follows a group of students at a Catholic Boarding School as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. Peter and Jason have fallen in love with each other, but Jason – a popular athlete – fears losing his status if he is discovered to be gay.
Fun Home is based on an autobiographical account of the life of cartoonist Alison Bechdel. It is adapted by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori. The story concerns Bechdel's revelation of her own sexuality, her relationship with her gay dad, and her attempts to open the secrets surrounding his life. It is the primary Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist.
Fun Home was nominated for nine Lucille Lortel Awards, the musical qualified as a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tony Kushner’s Angels In America
Tony Kushner's Angels In America is regularly praised as the play that changed the public conversation about sexuality. In the event that you choose to watch a full creation of Angels in America, you're in for a seven-hour experience, however, one that is definitely worth consistently.
It is a play that raised many issues – including love, identity, sexuality, disease, death and it poses numerous questions about the future. The fundamental characters battle with sorting out what their identity is and standing by the individual that they love.