ACTING OUT Youth gender issues explored in ‘A Kid Like Jake’
Making its Southeast premiere at Atlanta’s new Out Front Theatre Company – dedicated to telling stories of the LGBT experience and community – is Daniel Pearle’s “A Kid Like Jake.” It’s a drama about two parents – Alex and Greg – who, as they get ready to prepare their 4-year-old son for an exclusive private school, realize the boy would rather play with dolls than traditional toys. How the two decide to move forward drives the show. Georgia Voice caught up with director Paul Conroy and lead performers Justin Dilley and Lauren Megan McCarthy to talk about “Jake.”
How did you get involved, Lauren?