A Script In Hand Reading:

LIPSTICK: A Queer Farce

By Alice Stanley
Directed by Dani Turner
January 21, 2017 at 7pm

"The Fallout Shelter" at United Evangelical Church
923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Tickets $5 each. Half of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood of Maryland


As part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to present a seated reading of Alice Stanley’s latest play, Lipstick: A Queer Farce, on Sunday, January 21 at 7 PM.

Lipstick is a silly, sweet farce with a heart of gold and a drawer full of sex toys. Anna has invited Kelly over for dinner, but is it a date? Or just hanging out? How could Anna know?! Is Kelly even gay?! Kelly wears earrings AND boots! Just in case that wasn’t confusing enough, a cavalcade of visitors crashes their evening - an ex-girlfriend, a nebby bestie, a handyman, a mom, and a parade of potential suitors. Hijinks, of course, ensue, in this play-shaped love letter to the queer community.

“I can't think of a better way for Lipstick to be introduced to audiences,” said playwright Stanley. “International Women's Voices Day is all about celebrating female and trans authors, and in this play I have sought to celebrate all the exciting, fun, and absurd things about navigating the world as a queer person. I hope Cohesion's artists and audiences have as much fun working on and hearing this play as I had writing it!”

There will be a talkback following the play reading. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online in advance at www.cohesiontheatre.org. Half of the proceeds from the reading will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Cohesion performs in “The Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church (923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224) at the corner of East Avenue and Dillon Street in Canton. Patrons should enter the space through the grey doors on East Avenue. For more information about the 2017/18 Season at Cohesion Theatre Company, visit www.cohesiontheatre.org. To learn more about the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, visit http://www.womensvoicestheaterfestival.org/.


Jess Rivera – Anna

Betse Lyons – Kelly

Nicholas Miles – Mal

Allison Bloechl – Cara

Alexander Scally – Hank

Kay-Megan Washington – Dorothy

Justin Johnson – Bandit Guy

Cohesion Theatre Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization.  Contributions for the charitable purposes of Cohesion Theatre Company must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.