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About the event

Join us for a staged reading of O, Earth!, a play written by Casey Llewellyn. Led by Baruch College students Zeynep Akca, Roberta Cooper, Reuven Glezer, Ruth Ostrow, and Dana Spataru, and in collaboration with Baruch’s GLASS (Gender, Love, & Sexuality Studies) student organization. Mentored by Janet Werther and facilitated by Debra Caplan. This play transposes Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to a contemporary LGBTQ+ context, asking who lives (and dies) in “our” towns, and what queer legacies we hope to leave on this earth. Llewellyn queers Wilder’s self-contained world and colors outside the lines of its quiet, predictable framework. Quirky — even silly — and heart-wrenchingly earnest, O, Earth challenges queer audiences to develop a more capacious notion of community and “progress.”

O, Earth! Cast:
Georgetta Buggs - Stage Manager
Maya Schnaider - Emily
Rhys A. Roffey - George
Jacob Cowan - Thornton Wilder/ Simon Stimson
Allegra Kuney - Ellen Degeneres
Danny Marin - Spencer
Ryan Knight - Duncan
Lizzy Lincoln - Portia de Rossi
Nyala Moon - Marsha P. Johnson
Jimena Lucero - Sylvia Rivera

This production is made possible in part by the generosity and support of the team at Teatro LATEA/The Clemente, 2nd Floor, 107 Suffolk St, NY, NY 10002.

Co-sponsored by Baruch College GLASS (Gender, Love, & Sexuality Spectrum) student organization, and CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY.