Laboratory Theater Offers Panel on 'Sordid Lives' Exploration of LGBT Identity, Conversion Therapy
The Laboratory Theater of Florida is currently running performances of the black comedy “Sordid Lives,” an LGBT cult classic about family members dealing with their demons as they gather together after a death in the family. Audiences are invited after Thursday's performance to participate in a ‘talk back’ panel about ideas found in the play, from grappling with an LGBT identity, to gay conversion therapy, to institutionalization.
Panelists and actors from the show join Gulf Coast Live to discuss the performance and how its theme’s relate to their own experiences. Guests include:
- Annette Trossbach, founder and artistic director of the Laboratory Theater of Florida
- Ken Johnson, Actor
- Ken Ruisi, Actor
- Dr. Derek DeWitt, medical director of the McGregor Clinic in Fort Myers
- Scott McCoy, senior policy counsel and acting managing attorney for Florida with the Southern Poverty Law Center