“The DOMA Diaries,” a new play about the gay rights movement will have its world premiere this July in Washington DC, as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Kevin Michael Smith, a frequent critic for MDTheatreguide.com will direct the play, based on his own script.
“The DOMA Diaries” tells the history of the (so-called) “Defense of Marriage Act,” and its (negative) impact on the LGBT community. It’s the story of three different LGBT couples and the ways in which they struggle over the years to overcome the obstacles that DOMA created in their lives. “The DOMA Diaries” captures the grand sweep of American history by depicting the lives of ordinary gay Americans, and how they eventually triumphed over DOMA.
The production is currently in the process of raising funds to cover some basic expenses. Those interested in contributing can click on the link, below or here.
Kevin’s LGBT-themed stage play “Top and Bottom” (written under his usual pseudonym of Kevin Michael West) enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and Provincetown, MA. In 2007, it played at the New York International Fringe Festival, where it received rave reviews and was the most attended non-musical of that year’s festival.