All this is complicated by the uneven cast of five who play both the men and the women, often without adequate distinctions.
Maggie Johnson and Bi Jean Ngo develop the most convincing characters of both genders, while Lexie Braverman as the emotional Jordan seems unconvincingly male, although the implication is that that’s because he’s a Jewish mama’s boy.
Inter Act Theatre Company presents the world premiere of SENSITIVE GUYS, a social satire by MJ Kaufman, directed by Evren Odcikin. Like much social satire, this is already out of date; as anybody who is a student or professor at a college or university knows, Title IX rules the campus (this law prohibits sexual abuse, discrimination, harassment, etc etc).
The play takes place at Watson College, a small liberal arts institution that values its reputation, and thus the last thing it wants to do is prosecute rape accusations.
Politically correct language (is saying someone is “blind” to a situation offensively ableist?
) is another aspect of this contemporary satire, but nothing here is absurd enough to seem original, and the playwright dips into the usual arguments over acronyms, for instance, and winds up showing us how difficult it is to speak without stepping on somebody’s toes.
Federal and Pennsylvania laws only cover hate crimes that are based upon race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry Hate crimes strike at the core of who we are as humans beings and are devastating for victims and the larger community.
A program of Philadelphia FIGHT, Y-HEP (Youth Health Empowerment Project) works to reduce the spread of HIV and STDS among adolescents and young adults in the Philadelphia area through outreach, education services and activities.
The William Way Community Center seeks to encourage, support, and advocate for the wellbeing and acceptance of sexual and gender minorities through services, recreational, educational, and cultural programming.
Philadelphiaâs âgayborhoodâ is now easily identifiable thanks to rainbow markers that sit below 36 street signs in the neighborhood, which runs from Chestnut to Pine Streets between 11th and Broad Streets.
" data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="alignleft wp-image-142252" title="gayborhood-philadelphia-600" src="https:// alt="" width="288" height="192" /Oh Philadelphia, you strange, wonderful city. For every reason we adore you, there are four more things we despise.