5 New Must-See Queer-Inclusive Plays in NYC

Get tickets to these buzzworthy fall shows off-Broadway.

Harvey Fierstein’s groundbreaking gay-themed play Torch Song is once again illuminating Broadway, but the off-Broadway scene is burning just as bright with vital queer stories.

Here’s a spotlight on five powerful LGBTQ-inclusive plays that recently opened for limited engagements.

Days of Rage

Joan Marcus

Drawing parallels to today’s resistance movement, Steven Levenson’s engaging drama gives voice to young Vietnam-era radicals forming a shaky collective that shares everything, including their bodies.

Second Stage Theater through November 25.


Ahron R. Foster

In Donja R. Love’s haunting 1963-set follow-up to Sugar in Our Wounds, DeWanda Wise shines as Olivia, a Southern civil rights leader’s reluctantly pregnant wife, who pens letters of longing to an unseen woman.

Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater through November 11.

Gloria: A Life

Joan Marcus

Hear Christine Lahti roar as Gloria Steinem in Emily Mann’s rousing bio-play. Labeled lesbians by hecklers, the activist icon and her sisters edify audiences on intersectional feminism covering sexual orientation.

Daryl Roth Theatre through January 27.


Jeremy Daniel

Samuel D. Hunter’s moving paired dramas about place, set on the Washington-Idaho border, chart self-explorers like a closeted butcher (Arnie Burton) and gay Costco stockers (Noah Robbins and Edmund Donovan).

Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre through December 16.

Plot Points in Our Sexual Development

Jeremy Daniel

Cis lesbian Cecily (Marianne Rendón) and genderqueer lover Theo (Jax Jackson) investigate their compatibility by swapping specific yet relatable sexual histories in Miranda Rose Hall’s essential two-hander.

LCT3 at Claire Tow Theater through November 18.

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