As Pride Players 21 prepares to take the stage here at The Rose, a few are also gearing up for an exciting trip this May. Pride Players is comprised of original pieces devised by Omaha area teens explores what it means to be a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, or straight-allied teen in today’s world. They have performed every year at The Rose for the last 20 years, as a free program for teens to take part of.
We had a chance to talk with Carina DuMarce, a teaching artist with The Rose who is helping direct Pride Players for a second year this season.
We have 19 students in Pride Players this year, and 10 of them are returning members, which means there are nine new members, and it’s exciting to see students return because they enjoyed being in Pride, but also exciting to see new members joining Pride as well!Carina DuMarce on Pride Players 21
Carina talked about how excited students are about the pieces they have devised for this season’s show. “Three of our students have scripted pieces in the show! It’s really cool for them. All the young humans are excited about the show though, they’ve created some really fun, dynamic and thought provoking pieces. Some of the pieces have settings like VSCO girls, Drag culture, hoedowns, and Tik Tok videos!”
Pride Players opens Thursday, January 30th at 7pm. The opening night show of any Teens ‘N’ Theater show is traditionally free for teens to attend, and that includes this showing of Pride Players. Teens just need to bring their student ID’s to get free tickets to this performance. All other tickets are $10.
Catch Pride Players 21 at any of their 3 performances, Jan. 30th at 7pm, Feb. 1st at 7pm, or Feb. 2nd at 4:30pm.