Confessions was first showcased at the 8th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, where it won for Best Short and described as a play that “crackled with the energy of a live wire” by the Examiner. It is based on the life of Tiger Tyson, the Brooklyn-born maverick who took the world of gay film pornography by storm. He has gone on to be inducted into the GayVN Hall of Fame and become an advocate for safe sex education, AIDS research and gay rights.
It is written and directed by James Earl Hardy, author of the best-selling B-Boy Blues and 1994 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and produced by the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF). DUTF has been described as “not only prestigious, but a slice of heaven for playwrights who want the chance to express themselves” by Theater Festivals. From an inclusive, multicultural perspective, it presents works that echo the true spirit of urban life and speak to a whole new generation whose lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. DUTF has presented 88 original theatrical works since its inception with 23 of these works by LGBT playwrights.
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