Justin Sayre's gAy-B-C's: A Brief History of Queer Culture
After a sold-out run at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in NYC, Justin Sayre brings their new show Justin Sayre’s gAy-B-C’s: A Brief History of Queer Culture-Part One to NAVEL. Each show moves methodically through the rich legacy of Gay and Queer Culture. Touching on everything from Auntie Mame to Zebra Print, Sayre looks at the legends and lore of gay culture with stories, songs, and a lot of laughs. Part One covers letters A-D, and the rest of the alphabet will come to LA throughout the year.
Watch a sizzle reel of Parts 1 + 2 at Joe’s Pub: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kil9JY0Bx4
The gAyBC’s will be released in book form by Chronicle Books later this year.
Justin Sayre is a writer and performer who Michael Musto called, “Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg.” Sayre has been a fixture of the Downtown Cabaret Scene in New York, first with their long running monthly show, The Meeting of the The International Order of Sodomites, Bistro Award winning & 2 MAC nominations, but now with new shows at Joe’s Pub/The Public Theatre like Peaches, Eggplants, and Tears & The gAyBC’s, a five part show which will be released in book form by Chronicle Books later this year. As a playwright, Sayre’s work has appeared at Dixon Place, The Wild Project, The Celebration Theatre, The Players Club, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre. Sayre was amongst the first class of The Queer Art Mentorship, where he worked with Everett Quentin of Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatre Company on their play, The Click of the Lock. Sayre also hosted and wrote, Night of a Thousand Judys, a benefit honoring the life and legacy of Judy Garland and raising money for The Ali Forney Center for Homeless LGBT Youth in New York. Sayre has written a series of YA Novels, Husky & Pretty, with the third in the series, Mean, released later this year by Penguin Books. Sayre is the host of the podcast, Sparkle & Circulate. Sayre’s first comedy album, The Gay Agenda, was listed as The Comedy Bureua’s Best of 2016. Sayre has also written for Television, working with Michael Patrick King on his Hit CBS comedy, 2 Broke Girls. Sayre also appeared on HBO’s The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow.