Five years after the end of WWII, a group of gay soldiers gather for a reunion of sorts on Fire Island—and are met by an outsider with a surprise that will cause them to question whether history is best left in the past. At a time when “security risk” was government code for “homosexual,” it will take courage to step out of the shadows as each confronts their present and future.
From Andrew: “So many queer people have been erased. So many lost in the shadows. Stockade is about our queer ancestors. It explores those who fought for this country—then had to fight to be a real part of it. It leans into humor, hope, and love. And lets them finally stand in the light.”
Stockade was commissioned and developed by Local Theater Company (Boulder, CO) and Goodman Theatre (Chicago, IL).