Drama. Cast: 8-10.

Calamus is a journey through queer America past and present inspired by Walt Whitman’s collection of poems of the same name. After a young teen is kicked out of his home for being gay, he along with a transgender slam poet named Ford travel across America and through history attempting to find hope and acceptance. This show touches upon issues of LGBTQ identity, youth homelessness, intersectionality, queer erasure, love, heartbreak, and friendship.

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“Calamus” shines a bright light on a variety of themes from queer history and contemporary culture.

Harvard Gazette
The Custom Made Theater Company’s Undiscovered Works, 2018.
Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, 2013.