Off-Broadway's the cell theatre begins a developmental production of Communion, written and performed by Matthew LaBanca, September 22. The production will continue through September 24.
Inspired by LaBanca's real-life case, Communion is a one-man show centering on when he, a gay school teacher, was is fired from a Catholic school following the discovery of his sexual orientation. Directed by Kira Simring, the work spotlights how religion is twisted to legally discriminate against LGBTQIA+ people, and the spiritual trauma that results.
The developmental production features projection, music and sound by Julianne Merrill; additional projections by Ryan Belock; set and costumes by Rodrigo Hernandez; production stage management by Richard Urquiza; and technical direction by Julian Singer-Corbin.
For more information, visit CommunionThePlay.com.