Join us in Minnetonka, Minnesota 1982. "Pray the Gay Away" is a new musical theater show about a teenage boy who goes through gay conversion therapy. It shows the struggle between the church, community and an LGBQT support group.
The show has been described as a "serious comedy", "unexpectedly funny" and "a punch in the gut".
PTGA is produced by the Theater Arts Guild of Skagit County, WA. The fourth full-length musical written by Conrad Askland. Directed by Lindsey Bowen and Gabriel Guevara.
Performing live at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA from November 8-24, 2019.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH COMMITMENT STATEMENT
Freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation. The works that the Theater Arts Guild (TAG) presents may awe, illuminate, challenge, unsettle, confound, provoke, and, at times, offend. We defend the freedom to create content and exhibit such work anywhere in the world, and we recognize the privilege of living in a country where creating, exhibiting, and experiencing such work is a constitutional right.
To put a show on the theater stage, or exhibit a work of art, is not to endorse the work or the vision, ideas, and opinions of the artist. It is to uphold the right of all to experience diverse visions and views. If and when controversies arise from the exhibition of a work of art, we welcome public discussion and debate with the belief that such discussion is integral to the experience of the art. Consistent with our fundamental commitment to freedom of speech, however, we will not censor exhibitions in response to political or ideological pressure.
– Theater Arts Guild Board of Directors – March 2019
PTGA is supported by a team of dedicated community volunteers. If you'd like to be involved in helping with our production please contact us.