In the 1940's, all enlisted & drafted American men had to go through a “screening” process to ensure no homosexuals were allowed into the armed forces. This included hormone tests (to measure estrogen levels), gag reflex tests (to measure— well, use your imagination), and a written questionnaire that began with the query: “Do you like girls?”.... Despite this, thousands of gay and lesbian Americans offered their service, and gave their lives during World War 2.
(L to R) Kazuhiro Imafuku, Brendan Cataldo, Sarah Matteucci, Matt W. Cody, Jill Melanie Wirth, Chris McFarland
What would a WW2 story be w/out a dance number? (Sarah Matteucci & Matt W. Cody w/ Choreographer Erika Wasko)
Fresh Fruit Festival Awards, May 2019
"Outstanding Production"; "Outstanding Choreography" (Erika Wasko); "Outstanding Lead Performance" (Matt W. Cody); "Outstanding Featured Performance" (Sarah Matteucci)
at The Tank
Vanessa Pereda-Felix & Miranda Noelle Wilson
Vanessa Pereda-Felix & Clint Zugel
"The Pumpkin Patch" takes a modern look at the latchkey world created by cartoonist, Charles Schulz.
The Fresh Fruit Festival 2019
Two teens in 1959, both buckling under the weight of social expectations, find themselves unlikely confidantes when they run away from their respective summer camps.