When you Google Berlinda Wall (twitter.com/berlinda_wall), the search engine tries to redirect you to the edifice that used to separate East and West Germany. However, in the novel that won her this year’s best writer/playwright, “The Crown is Mine,” the drag queen-turned-author brings together different worlds with the story of a smalltown Georgia boy arriving in the big city of Atlanta to compete in a drag pageant.
Second place went to with taking third.
Darrell Grant Jeffrey Roach, July 21, 2017
There are no boundaries to the talent of
(twitter.com/iamroycehall), a breakthrough trans artist who fuses jazz, hip hop and consciousness. In addition to singing and songwriting, Hall brings a breadth of instrumentation to shows, playing the piano, bass and acoustic guitar, along with a variety of horns and percussion instruments. Finishing in second place was
Royce Hall Getsay, Theater Emily M. Drew Friday
in third. Georgia Voice readers showed their ap- preciation for storytellers who focus on the LGBT experience by naming as best theater
(outfronttheatre.com), which also includes queer, intergender and allies in its mission. As if its productions of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “A Kid Like Jake” hadn’t already ensured that Out Front’s inaugural year would be a memorable one, the group gained national attention when critics attacked its queering of the Old Testament in “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.” The always LGBT-inclusive
(www.actors-express.com) was the runner-up, and third place went to (www.7stages.org).
Out Front Theatre Company press Actor’s Ex- 7 Stages
When LGBT Atlantans need a quick and quaint reprieve from the bustle of the city, the (atlantabg. org) remains the destination of choice. The stunning arrangements set against Midtown’s soaring skyline provide the ideal setting for a first date or anniversary, or simply an afternoon of “me time.” giaaquarium.org) and
(www.atlantahistorycenter.com) finished second and third, respectively.
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