The best kinds of friends are the ones who send you surprise books in the mail, and I have the best kind of friends.
Because they know I’m into the weird subculture of “plays,” often they send me plays in book form. Recently I received a package (thanks Grace!) containing this:
Published 1987. Other titles in the series: Black Plays, Gay Plays (I & II), Peace Plays.
In honor of Fun Home's historic Tony win, I’m delving into historic plays by queer women. In the introduction, editor Jill Davis writes that one reason for publishing this collection was "to make visible the fact that lesbians do exist." We'll see about that, Jill. Much like the G-spot, the existence of human lesbians has never been scientifically proven.
[Personal anecdote on lesbian theatrical erasure: My play Intentions features an out lesbian character and a major plotline about her ongoing feelings for her (lady) ex. There is one scene in which she helps her ex’s current boyfriend (oh yeah, there's bisexuality too!) stand up after he’s been attacked by a zillion bees. (Also beesexuality.) More than one of my friends/family members took this to mean that these two characters immediately engaged in some heterosexual sting-riddled intercourse, because sure. Two acts of plot- and character-building is no match for the magnetic attraction of penis to vagina. The lesbian conversion is implied. Subtext!!!]
Anyway still bitter it's fine.
What are your favorite lesbian plays?