That Uppity Theatre Company will be hosting this year’s event, National Coming Out Day, at the Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO. 63112). The event will feature a myriad of local organization booths where attendees can get information about resources on their growing community. We will also offer a production of playback theatre around the theme of LGBTQIA, Allied Lives, and Coming Out Stories.

“Already this year, we witnessed LGBTQIA citizens fall target to the most deleterious mass shooting in U.S. history. Given the escalation of attacks on LGBTQIA lives and rights, this is a pivotal time to come together to celebrate and support this courageous community that touches all,” said Joan Lipkin, Producing Artistic Director of That Uppity Theatre Company.

The evening will feature Playback Theatre, which is a highly specialized improv form in which audience members are invited to share stories of their lives. They then have the opportunity to see their stories enacted or “played back” live on the spot in a variety of formats, including song. This unique form of theatre is performed around the world and it’s a delight to bring this rich, often humorous, yet touching experience to St. Louis.

The Uppity Playback Ensemble consists of Producing Artistic Director/Conductor, Joan Lipkin; Associate Director, Theresa Masters; and Musician, Bob Baker.

Players include Michael Barrows-Fitzgerald, Tamira Brennan, Clayton Bury, Brandey Chandler, Howie Hirshfield, Cammie Middleton, Nancy Nigh, Carl Overly, Jr., Lauren Rubin and Denise Saylor.

The event is free of charge and community tabling will be available from 6:00-7:30pm. The playback performance starts at 7:30pm and will conclude by 9:00pm. V

Via Press Release