Everyone has an interesting story to tell. That’s the premise behind a new live show debuting in June featuring stories from Houston’s LGBTQ community.
The inaugural performance of Story Hole—which organizers hope to make an ongoing series—will showcase unique, real life tales from local entertainers and writers around the theme “My First Time.” The show is set for June 22 at the Rec Room on the east side of Downtown.
Comedian and performer Kathryn Way, director Charles Swan and humorist Ryan Leach make up the local trio behind Story Hole. The concept is simple: create a theatrical vehicle for exploring different themes important to the LGBTQ community. “My First Time” will be an open-ended prompt that allow performers to interpret as they will, from first kiss to first coming out.
“We often brag about Houston’s diversity, but we don’t have many opportunities to showcase that and really listen to each other,” says Leach. “The LGBTQ community is represented by the rainbow flag because we are as diverse as the colors of our flag.”
Recently opened at 100 Jackson Street, just north of Minute Maid Park, the Rec Room is geared toward showcasing experimental performing arts. If successful, Story Hole’s creators hope to continue with more shows there around other themes.
There are two shows on June 22 at 8 pm and 10 pm. Tickets are just $10. Click here to purchase.
Photo credit John Wright.