Past Projects

Do Your Parents Know You're Straight? 2021

Audience response from the 2017 production.

Tickets are now on sale for Bearfoot Theatre’s 2021 production of ‘Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight?’ by Riley McLean.

“Do You Parents Know You’re Straight’ 2021 ran as part of the Civic subscription season at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle from 17-20 February 2021.

The cast of Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight? 2021
Audience response from the 2017 production.


Bearfoot Theatre is an emerging artist managed not for profit and the Hunter Region’s leading LGBTQIA+ Theatre Company. Bearfoot has a mission to keep contemporary work alive by producing predominately original works of theatre which challenge audiences, tackle relevant social issues and give a voice to young and diverse artists.

Our 2021 season will feature ‘Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight?’ by non-binary emerging artist Riley McLean- a hybrid original play which focuses on prejudice towards the LGBTQIA+ community and acceptance of identity.

DYPKYS was first produced as an early draft in 2017 to an exceptional response from Newcastle audiences.

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.

Writer/Director: Riley McLean
Assistant Director: Harry Lyddiard
Technical Manager: Lyndon Buckley

Audience response from the 2017 production.