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I’ve been in At­lanta for about a year, do­ing shows, and Out Front as a com­pany drew me in. I didn’t know much about the show but I “got” this char­ac­ter. It’s writ­ten so hu­man; it’s em­pa­thetic and raw. It’s like a peek into their life. It was out­side of my com­fort zone, though, be­cause I am not a par­ent nor do I have kids.

What is Alex go­ing through?

Alex goes through so much. She is driven and ded­i­cated, but her en­tire life is Jake. She wants noth­ing but the best for him. She is try­ing to be ac­cept­ing. She is the one who buys him “Cin­derella” DVDs and other toys. When (what he is deal­ing with) starts creat­ing fric­tion in his life, that is when she digs her heels in. But she goes through a lot of de­nial.

Does Greg think the child is gay, Justin?

‘A Kid Like Jake’ Feb. 9 - 26 Out Front Theatre Com­pany 999 Brady Ave. N.W., At­lanta, GA 30318 www.out­frontthe­ gen­der themes and chil­dren. It’s nice that a con­tem­po­rary piece speaks on these is­sues.

We want to be as in­clu­sive as pos­si­ble. (Last fall’s) “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” was big and splashy with a large cast with mu­sic that ev­ery­one knew. This one is a 1.5hour show with no in­ter­mis­sion and four char­ac­ters. As we plan ahead, we want to do come­dies and dra­mas, but we are not go­ing to just tell these sto­ries when it is pop­u­lar or easy. We want to cover the spec­trums.

Lisa Boyd, Justin Dil­ley and Lau­ren Me­gan McCarthy star in Out Front Theatre Com­pany’s ‘A Kid Like Jake.’ (Photo by Ja­cob Dem­low)

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