By Martin Sherman
Directed by: Joe Recchia
Performances: November 13-15 & 20-22, 2008
Venue: Hagey Hall 180, Humanities Building
Martin Sherman’s BENT was presented as an undergraduate thesis project directed and developed by Joe Recchia. Beginning as a project intended to bring more examples of Queer Theatre to the University of Waterloo campus in an effort to educate, provide positive role models and promote tolerance, this production appealed to those from all walks of life with its universal story of love and survival in the face of adversity. With this play, they hoped to bring to light a much suppressed topic in our history. Today as queer individuals around the world continue to fight for their rights, even within our own backyard with the recent turn-over of the same-sex marriage laws in California, BENT showed both gay and straight audiences alike how far we have come, and how far we have yet to go...
The production was an undergraduate thesis project developed by Joe Recchia, who served as director and set designer for the production.