An Exploration of Gender Expression - Taming of the Shrew

queer classics · United States of America

world premiere

WINNER – Best Comedy Show (StageSceneLA)

WINNERENCORE! Producers’ Award

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QUEER CLASSICS PRESENTS "The Taming of the Shrew: An Exploration of Gender Expression"

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Get ready for a hilarious blast of a bash! This 1950s Padua might be the ultimate nowheresville, but kookie Petruchio and oddball Kate’s love was made in the shade. Come make the scene with Shakespeare and the artists of Queer Classics.

In modern times, Queer Classics’ Kate and Petruchio might identify as trans*, but the 1950’s are a completely different world. In this fresh and sexy take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, QC explores the characters’ expression of gender in a time before there were labels to define it.

‘This event is presented as part of the City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which this year celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Cityhood with the theme ‘WeHo@30, Life@30’. Events take place from Harvey Milk Day, May 22nd, to the end of June, with a special full day of theatre in Plummer Park on June 27. For more info and to see a full roster of events please visit

QUEER CLASSICS is a young company of theatre artists who want to work in an inclusive, creative environment. We are open to all and celebrate diversity within our team. Classic stories re-imagined through a queer lens: Art for the LGBTQ Community and its straight supporters.


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First Hour Free, Second Hour $1.50,
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Production Team

no no *


matt palazzolo *

lgbtq advisor

gia ryan *

petruchio (u/s)

taylor goss *

hortensio (u/s)

schaeffer nelson *

biondello (u/s), assistant stage manager

amber bruegel *

stage manager

angel payne *

bianca (u/s)

ken werther *

executive producer

kareem cervantes *

director of marketing

zach kanner *

tranio (u/s), grumio (u/s), gremio (u/s), baptista (u/s)

* Fringe Veteran