Dermont & Munna Entertainment
Custom Theatrical Productions
Homofiles Project
“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” ~ Oscar Wilde


We are continuing interviews and are working on the second draft of the play. Watch for news of performance dates in May and June. Click here to go to our YouTube page.

HOMOFILES is a new play with the goal of significantly raising awareness, understanding and acceptance of gay and lesbian, bisexual and transgender life as a normative state. The play will be monologue-driven and feature several adult actors portraying a multitude of roles. We hope to create a springboard for dialogue among diverse audiences.

For the content of HOMOFILES, interviews and group discussions will be conducted with individuals of wide ranging ages and ethnicities. It will give voice to the various dimensions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender life in America.

HOMOFILES will be researched and developed by creative partners playwright Stacy Dermont and director Toni Munna. We seek individuals who are willing to share their personal experiences. Examples include, but are not limited to: coming out stories; homophobia (such as difficulty adopting, inability to marry, victim of violence, lost opportunities); funny and uplifting stories. We are also particularly interested in stories from youth and we seek diversity. If you have a powerful story to share, we want to hear it.

A “making of” HOMOFILES documentary will be filmed, (filming will include, but not be limited to: interviews, auditions, work-shopping, rehearsals, performances, and discussions with actors, audience members, writers, director, and other participants). Standard releases will be required for inclusion. Goal: to increase the audience and further the message.
We agree, Mr. Wilde. We agree.

The idea for this project first came to me when Stacy and I got involved with the V-Day Worldwide Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women. She organized a V-Day production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues and I directed it. We were so inspired by how everyone came together to raise the community’s, indeed the world’s, awareness of the violence endured by women – much of it a special kind reserved solely for women. In the nine years since its inception, V-Day has raised over 40 million dollars worldwide.

Having many gay family members and close friends, and having seen them experience the challenges, pain and prejudices that only they can know, I thought, the same thing needs to be done for them. And to try to stop it. Luckily, the talented playwright with whom I had the good fortune to form a theatre company was completely on the same page. But timing is everything - especially in theatre.

So, here it is, five years later, and we are finally on our way, with the help of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork and a grant from the Unitarian Universalist Fund for a Better Society. The project itself has evolved, and will continue to evolve. We believe in the importance and timeliness of this project, and are excited beyond words. If you want to keep up to date on this or any other of our projects, go to the newsflash page and subscribe, but for more up-to-date news on the progress of this project, check back here often.

If you or anyone you know might want to contribute a story to Homofiles, email me at toni@dermontandmunna.com.

If you are an actor and would like to audition, see the Cast Calls page.

Oh, and words of support are always welcome!

Thanks, and Peace,
Toni
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