ABOUT

Our purpose is to develop new plays for the queer community in New York City. We focus on exploring issues surrounding sexuality, gender and the individual in society. Our company aesthetic embraces wit, humor, irony and satire.

 

We provide queer theatre artists a safe and collaborative environment where they can thrive. We hope to inspire a sense of joy and imagination in creating vibrant new work. By linking our past with our present, we explore alternative methods of theatrical storytelling and develop new ideas through workshops and public readings.

 

For us, Queer is a point of view. It is a word that encompasses all individuals that feel outside the societal norms of gender and sexuality. It can be sexual or political, and include people who may, or may not, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, transgender, transsexual, pansexual, questioning, intersex, two-spirit, third gender or anything in-between.

COLLABORATORS

ANDY HALLIDAY

Producing Artistic Director 

I’m a writer and actor who’s lived in New York City for over 25 years. In 1983, Charles Busch asked me to be in a little play he wrote called Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. There were eight of us in this little troop, headed by Charles and Kenneth Elliott, our director. We performed in a tiny East Village theatre called The Limbo Lounge, which was no more than two large rooms that had once been someone’s apartment. Charles and Ken called our theatre company Theatre-In-Limbo. Vampire Lesbians moved Off-Broadway to the historic Provincetown Playhouse, and became the longest running Off-Broadway play at that time. From 1987 to 1991, Charles wrote three more plays, Psycho Beach Party, Red Scare On Sunset and The Lady In Question, for which I won the ‘Scene Stealer of the Month Award’ from Playbill. Al Hirschfeld even created a caricature of me in my role as ‘Lotte’ for the New York Times.

 

I also wrote and acted in I Can’t Stop Screaming in 1991. In 2004, I formed Pocketwatch Films, Inc. and have written, directed, and produced six films. It was my mission to make films about gay men and women, and explore the realities of what happens beyond "coming out." I dealt candidly with sex, drug addiction, and aging. I also endeavored to make films with heart, humor and honesty - that were also incredibly sexy.

 

In 2011, I found myself Off-Broadway again in a screamingly funny play called Devil Boys From Beyond directed by my friend Kenneth Elliott. And in 2014, I wrote, produced and starred in Nothing But Trash at Theater For The New City, directed by G.R. Johnson. With Windowpane Theatre Company, I hope to continue to create entertaining theatre that explores important issues within the queer community.

G.R. JOHNSON

Artistic Director 

As a director, I’m drawn to projects about people living “outside the box.”  I’m interested in language and creating organic moments on stage.  I enjoy developing new plays, as well as adapting classics.  I have directed Nothing But Trash and Up the Rabbit Hole for Windowpane, Ty Adam’s Bounce and Thunder for the Circle East Theater Company, Seven11.2005 for Desipina Theatre Company, and was the Associate Director and Fight Choreographer for a terrific production of Peter Pan at the Diamond Head Theatre in Honolulu.

 

As an actor, I've worked at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia, Huntington Theater in Boston, Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and many others.  In New York City, I’ve performed at the Mint Theater Company, La MaMa E.T.C., NY International Fringe Festival, Drama League DirectorFest, and in the NY premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink.   I’ve also acted in a few films.

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