In this week’s episode of Gay City News’ “Thank You For Coming Out” podcast, creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt (they / them) welcomes Joel Perez (he / him).
Joel is an award-winning actor and writer living in New York City. Her theatrical work includes “Fun Home” (Broadway), “Kiss My Aztec!” ”(La Jolla Playhouse) and“ Sweet Charity ”(New Group; Lortel Award). His television work includes “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” (NBC), “Person of Interest” (CBS) and “Odd Mom Out” (Bravo). He has performed with the UCB Maude “Peach” Sketch Team and for the “SHIZ” Musical Theater Sketch Show. His writings include “The Black Beans Project” (The Huntington Theater), “Playing With Myself” (Ars Nova) and “The Church of the Holy Glory” (Ars Nova ANTFest). He is a 2021 WarnerMedia 150 Artist Grant recipient for his original comedy pilot “You’re Fated, You’re Poor”. He is the winner of the 2021 Voces Latinx National Dramatic Writing Competition for his play “From the Fountain”. He is a NYSCA / NYFA Artist Fellow in Playwriting from NYFA. Follow him on @misterjoelperez.
As queer people, we’re constantly dating, and each coming out story is unique in its blend of humor, heartache, worry, and wonder. “Thank You For Coming Out,” inspired by Dubbs’ beloved live comedy show of the same name, pairs them as a host with lesbian, gay, trans, bi, non-binary and more members of the community. queer community to discuss their coming out. stories.
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