First stages of the Frank Schaefer Project with Curio Theatre Company
This past December, the Rev. Frank Schaefer was defrocked after officiating at his son's same-sex wedding. The resulting conflict has deeply divided the United Methodist Church in the US and reflects a larger international conversation about marriage equality. Curio Theatre is creating a documentary style theatre piece based on the story. I am excited to be helping to develop this important and timely play. In the past few weeks, I have interviewed Rev. Schaefer's family as well as lay members of the UMC who are fighting for marriage equality within the church.
Read more about the issue here: New York Times December 19, 2013