The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️‍🌈 have a chat with Roger Q Mason about his short film Softer. Roger gives us his background and motivation for writing and gives us an insight into this short film and soon to be released play. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

About Roger Q Mason

I am a Black, Irish, Filipino, plus-sized, queer, gender non-conformist writer/performer of color. The intersection of my identities compels me to make work that employs performance media as agents for visibility and inclusion. At my core, I am a creature of the theatre. My work has been seen at such theatres as New York Theatre Workshop, New Group Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA, Son of Semele Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, the Kraine Theatre, and the American Theatre of Actors. Recently, I have been commissioned by Hook and Eye Theatre, Company of Angels, Steep Theatre, The Fire This Time Festival and Serenbe Playhouse. I have been a finalist for the Screencraft Stage Play Contest and Lark Playwright’s Week. And I am a semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Shonda Rhimes’ inaugural Unsung Voices Fellowship. I’ve won the Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers Award for my writing.

About Softer

(short film, historical drama – available for premiere)
It’s Emancipation Day in Georgia and young master Charlie must free his body servant Ishmael. Will their unique bond outweigh the lure of freedom?
Director: Lovell Holder​

Rick Cosnett (The Flash) and Terrell Carter (Empire)



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