“The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot” Interactive Play Workshop | SF
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Tenderloin Museum | 398 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA
Join in for the second-ever reading of scenes from a new play about Tenderloin history, The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot, based on events surrounding the United States’ first-ever anti-police riot by the LGBTQ community.
Mark Nassar along with Tenderloin Museum director Katie Conry conceived of the idea of an interactive play based on the Compton’s Cafeteria riot, inspired by the Tenderloin Museum’s exhibits on the subject.
Nassar, in collaboration with long-term Tenderloin drag queens (and TLM collaborators) Donna Persona and Collette LeGrande, has spent the past year writing the play The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. The first ever reading took place for a packed house at the Tenderloin Museum Turns Two.
On July 18th, the actors will read a revised version based on feedback from this first performance. They very much value transparency and community input, and invite you to be a part of the process of improving this play. The play will premiere in its finalized form this fall in the Tenderloin.
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