“Versatile: stories from inside the closet of a half black gay man,” is a modern journey through identity and intersectionality. Kevin, a Mixed-Black and gay person raised in the foster care system, wades through the trauma of his political existence. He discovers himself with the help of wise, affirming, and dissenting voices from Africa, in the form of characterized African wild life. The story unfolds through scenes, rap, poetry and education. From adoption day, to systemic racism, run-ins with the police, sexual discovery, shame and ultimately pride, Kevin Winds through celebration and despondency, as he observes and participates in the events that shape his and those with identities like his.
Written & Performed by Kevin Neighbors
Directed by & Developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson
Jessica and Kevin invite you to enjoy this Staged Reading via Zoom for a small donation. Proceeds go toward funding the future production costs of this play.