Seeking Connection

Loneliness can strike in an empty apartment or a crowded club. In these shorts, characters struggle to find ways to connect with lovers, estranged family, or the so-called queer community. In NIGHTS AND DAYS IN JULY a transwoman finds herself alone in her apartment trying to connect with a lover through texts. In TAFFETA, a toxic phone sex relationship must be overcome to break a cycle of loneliness and self-destructive habits. A transmasculine drag performer finds himself isolated within a hostile drag club in BOYSUGAR. During long sleepless nights, a man reminisces about the loss of a great love in TELLING TIME. A drag queen who’s hidden their life from their family tries to connect when their father comes to visit in WINTER. In FARAWAY a young gay Arab man is observed over four seasons, all while navigating his estrangement from his mother.

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Community Co-Presenter:

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, Inc.

Chicago’s not-for-profit center for the Spanish language and cultural exchange celebrating 25 years (1996-2021) creating change through the arts and education in Illinois, and worldwide for 30 years. 

In this program

Nights and Days in July

Directed by Jana Bringlöv Ekspong

During the light summer nights, a woman finds herself alone in the city. She tries to get in…


Directed by Lovell Holder

Based on their play “Lavender Men,” playwright-performer Roger Q. Mason explores questions of identity and vicious cycles of…


Directed by Montana Mason Doyel

Persuaded by a friend to come to the bar and perform, Levi, a transmasculine drag performer, finds himself…

Telling Time

Directed by Daniel Talbott

Ten months into the pandemic, day is for sleeping and night is for wandering alone and aimless on…


Directed by Luis Pacheco, Rafael Ruiz

Nico works as a drag queen in order to support themself. Nico’s dad, with whom they don’t have…


Directed by Aziz Zoromba

After being estranged from his family for his homosexuality, we observe a young Arab man over four seasons…

Dates & Times
Landmark Theater

Mon, Sep 27
9:15 pm