“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.
ABOUT THE SHOW
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