The Pride Of Lions - Roger Q. Mason

THE PRIDE OF LIONS is a queer performance work which casts a panoramic eye on the plight of queer and trans people within the US legal system from the 1920s till today. In this DPTV excerpt, we visit five female impersonators on the night of their Broadway debuts in Mae West’s ill-fated drag play The Pleasure Man. After the show is shut down by the NYPD for indecency, this quintet of aspiring queens experience a life altering evening in prison at the brutal yet suspiciously homocurious hands of New York’s finest.


Roger Q. Mason is an award-winning writer, performer and educator known for using history’s lens to highlight the biases that separate rather than unite us. Mason’s playwriting has been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off/Off-Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago
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