Writer & Director: Ed Roy
Originally Produced By:
Young Peoples’ Theatre/ Youtheatre MTL/ Lorrain Kenisma Theatre/
Manitoba Theatre 1999; SourceWorks Theatre New York City/ The
New Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco) 2002
Awards & Recognition:
Dora Award Outstanding Production, Chalmers Award Nomination
Hey. just wanted to share with you all my opinions of the
production you put on for my school on 10-12. First of
all, some praise is due here because the theme of your
play is a contraversial and difficult one alltogether to
present to any audience. It was well done and the actors
were really good. But I'm not sure it did any good as far
as changing anyone's beliefs, as wrong as they may be, but
perhaps it helped to shed some light on the subject of
being a homosexual that most people arent aware of. I
enjoyed it nonetheless. Thanks.
name is _______ I go to Hayward High and i have seen your
Play yesterday. And iI think yo all did a good job and I
think you should keep going with your work. I heard about
some problems that homo and bisexual people had in our
society but I hope that can change soon maybe with your
help. I don't have a problem with gay people and I think
nobody should discriminate somebody about his sexual
this may concern,
My name is _______. I am emailing you in order to tell you
what I think about the skit you performed at Hayward High.
It was about Gays and Lesbians.
I believe the scenes that were portrayed in the play are
real. It shows that some people may not realize that they
are having feelings for people who are of the same sex.
Others may become scared about it. They may be scared to
be looked at as being gay. Others may not care what people
thing so they accept that fact and move on with their
In the skit I saw that after Carl admitted that he was gay
the friendship between Carl, Rick, Paulette, Tera and
Justin started breaking apart. Justin and Rick started
making fun of him and tried to avoid him or beat him up.
Paulette would always try to defend Carl. Even though she
was not gay she wanted to encourage Carl and tell him that
it was all right to be gay.
The skit is showing what real life situation is like for a
person who is gay. They may not be readily accepted in
society, but they are human beings. There are several
instances where people were mistreated because of their
sexual orientation, but they are becoming more accepted
I believe some of us become scared when and if we find out
that some of our friends are gays. It even scares me too.
I don't know if any of my friends are gays because none
have told this to me and I don't believe a person has to
tell if they are gay or lesbian. I don't go around telling
people telling people my sexual orientation. I believe it
is a private and personal matter.
assignment in class is to write to you to tell you what i
thought of your play but even though i am basically forced
to do it by my teacher it does not feel so much like an
obligation like many of the other things teachers try to
make us students do. the reason it is not so much of an
assignment to me is that i feel the play educates and
shows the truth that some people choose not to see this
type of hate happens under our nose every day and we turn
our heads as if not to notice it.there are a lot of close
minded people in society today who feel that if you are in
any way out of their perception of "normal" you should be
ridiculed and not treated with the respect you may show
others.i see you all who were in this play as a type of
person to look up to you don't care all the time what
others may say and for that you are all in my mind very
deserving of respect it is those who make fun of you who
aren't "normal" because they cant see that every person is
different and unique even though it may not be in a way
they like. they have no room to judge.i am sort of running
out of time so i have to go i thank you for enlightening
all the people you have keep it going there are still a
lot of places to be reached.
this may concern:
My name is _______ and i thought your play was great. It
was realy funny and the acting showed much talent. The way
you portrayed gays was so real, and sad. I hope it changed
the views of some of the people in the audience, though
some narrow minded people couldn't be reached (the guy in
the red shirt that just got up and left). I dont think he
will be respected much for that.