Church: Not our favorite place.
Queer plays about the church: Now we’re talking.
Inspired in part by this viral video from nearly a decade ago, Dallas Theater Center’s production of I Am Delivered’T delves into the politics of Black churches and the hush-hush existence of LGBTQ people within their ranks—all with a heavy dose of comedy underlying the deeper, sometimes painful, messages.
It’s part of the day-to-day experiences at the fictional New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church (or to be more precise, its parking lot).
Gossip, drama and the Holy Spirit may seem like strange bedfellows, but somehow they go together like onions, bell peppers and celery. (Damn, now we’re craving gumbo!)
Usher may be the headliner of this year’s Super Bowl, but after seeing I Am Delivered’T, you’ll never hear the word “usher” the same again.