WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Saw a phenomenal event celebrating authenticity and improv at the Magnet Theater. Storytellers tell their coming out stories and improvisers make it all come to life in unexpected ways. It was moving and important and very funny and I was honored to be there and laugh about the real stuff, cause how else you gonna get through this life? Geoff Kidwell told his story and I have never been more proud of my friend. Thank You For Coming Out, thank you too.
I arrived at my first Thank You For Coming Out event having basically no idea what I was getting myself into. The result was a gift. Not only did I get to tell my coming out story in front of generous, smiling faces and then watch it being turned into a rip-roaring, hysterically funny musical, but also I got to experience, firsthand, what we mean when we talk about the LGBTQ community. Queer people telling their own coming stories for (mostly, but not all – we see you out there, straight allies, and we love you) other queer people. Our stories empower us. They remind us where we have been, where we are and where we have yet to go. I am so honored and proud to be part of the TYFCO family.
GEOFFREY KIDWELL, ACTOR/CO-FOUNDER CRAFT YOUR TRUTH
Coming out stories are sometimes hard to tell, but they are very important to telland these stories unify and empower the LGBTQ Community. The cast of Thank You For Coming Out: An LGBTQ Event skillfully took the story about my coming out to my high school students and turned it into a musical that humanized my experience. Their scenes and songs pulled at elements of my experience that we laughed at because we’ve all lived through some similar awkwardness. The comedy was hilarious because it based in reality and performed as a celebration of an awkward but human experience. This is one of my favorite shows at the Magnet Theater.
SCOTT AUSTIN, EDUCATOR/PERFORMER
Dubbs produces the fucking daylights out of this show. The crowd is always packed with the warmest, most ready-to-laugh audience I've ever performed for. It's a true joy!
KELLEY QUINN, PERFORMER
Thank You for Coming Out is just a genuine delight. Dubbs puts together a group of improvisors who are insanely, absurdly, koo-koo bananas good, and if I can get nauseatingly earnest for a second, the form is superb and the experience very healing. It's a true freaking treat.
JANA HEATON, PERFORMER
This is the best show I've ever seen at the Magnet Theater!