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Jacqueline Woodson, Diana Oh, and More Cast in Public Forum: Queer & Now

New cast members join Peppermint, Lea DeLaria, and others.

Peppermint is among the cast for Public Forum: Queer & Now, set for June 17 at the Delacorte Theater.
(© David Gordon)

The Public Theater has announced additional casting today for the special, free, one-night-only event, Public Forum: Queer & Now, to be held on Monday, June 17, at 8pm at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Jordan E. Cooper, Murray Hill, Jari Jones, the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Color Guard, Diana Oh, and Jacqueline Woodson join the previously announced Trevor Bachman, Kate Bornstein, Lea DeLaria, Ryan J. Haddad, the Jerriese Johnson Gospel Choir, Erin Markey, Darnell Moore, Peppermint, Toshi Reagon, Conrad Ricamora, Aneesh Sheth, and Chase Strangio for this special Public Forum, hosted by Jomama Jones.

The event will feature readings of pieces by James Baldwin, Audre Lorde, and Harvey Milk and excerpts from iconic Public Theater productions, including The Normal Heart, Fun Home, and more. Public Forum: Queer & Now is an Official WorldPride Event, honoring the legacy of resistance and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ liberation and pride. The evening will celebrate the Public's extensive theatrical legacy of queer voices, as well as excerpts from iconic figures, historic moments, and the exciting new queer voices of tomorrow.