The Homosexuals
by Philip Dawkins

Productions (5)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-133-1

The Homosexuals
by Philip Dawkins

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Productions (5)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.

Moving backwards from 2010, this play traces ten years in the life of Evan, a gay man who fled small-town Iowa for Chicago at the dawn of the new millennium. Evan's close-knit group of friends and lovers help him navigate issues of romance, illness, and self-acceptance in a world where changing attitudes towards gays mean changing identities within the gay community. A love letter to friendship, to acceptance, and to the families we choose, rather than the ones we inherit.

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Play Details

Moving backwards from 2010, this play traces ten years in the life of Evan, a gay man who fled small-town Iowa for Chicago at the dawn of the new millennium. Evan's close-knit group of friends and lovers help him navigate issues of romance, illness, and self-acceptance in a world where changing attitudes towards gays mean changing identities within the gay community. A love letter to friendship, to acceptance, and to the families we choose, rather than the ones we inherit.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content.
  • Set: Unit set.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-133-1

Published Reviews

"Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins is striving for no less than an era-defining work... The Homosexuals ends up a bit like the lives of the characters it depicts -- filled with hope, mixed with cynicism, and ultimately acknowledging that the effort itself is perhaps paramount to the full realization of one's ambitions."

Steven Oxman, Variety

"The Homosexuals is an important new gay play, out of Chicago. This is a chance to see it at the start of what should be a fabulous trajectory."

Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

"Philip Dawkins' play The Homosexuals occasionally evokes echoes of...Terrence McNally's masterful Love! Valour! Compassion! (1994), among other works. Yet Dawkins displays a wry sense of humor, a gift for subtle poignancy, and a sense of social history that reveal a distinct dramatic voice of his own. The Homosexuals is a smart and entertaining glimpse at urban gay life in the 2000-2010 decade."

Les Spindle, Edge (Los Angeles)

"Philip Dawkins, in his 2011 comedy-drama, The Homosexuals, attempts an all-encompassing overview of gay life in the first decade of the 21st century. That he succeeds so well is a tribute to his keenly observed characters, making them fallible but lovable, individual but universal."

Roy C. Dick, News Observer

"Dawkins shows great promise as a playwright as evidenced in the play. The dialogue, legitimately hilarious, is filled with insightful jokes about loneliness, dating, and gay sensibilities."

Jonas Schwartz, Theatre Mania

"The script demonstrates Dawkins's gift for sparkling repartee. He deftly blends urbanely funny exchanges with moments of pathos."

John Beer, Time Out Chicago

"For what Dawkins has crafted is nothing less than a group portrait of his contemporaries, reproduced with an accuracy deserving of its enshrinement in a time capsule addressed to future generations in need of comfort."

Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times

Production History

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OCT 24, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Buffalo United Artists (BUA)
Buffalo, NY United States
Buffalo United Artists (BUA) Buffalo, NY United States
MAY 27, 2014 - MAY 27, 2014
StageWest Theatre Co
Des Moines, IA United States
StageWest Theatre Co Des Moines, IA United States
MAY 16, 2014 - JUN 28, 2014
New Conservatory Theatre Center
San Francisco, CA United States
New Conservatory Theatre Center San Francisco, CA United States
OCT 01, 2013 - OCT 31, 2013
Celebration Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Celebration Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JUN 01, 2011 - JUN 24, 2011
About Face Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
About Face Theatre Chicago, IL United States
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Buffalo United Artists (BUA)
Buffalo, NY United States
Buffalo United Artists (BUA) Buffalo, NY United States

Awards (1)

Nominated for Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work (2011)

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