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Loving What You Hate When It Hates You, Too

Playwrights’ Corner

This post originally appeared on Areypamatmat.com under the title "My Humana Festival College Days Keynote Speech".


Last week on Saturday, March 24, 2018, I addressed the College Days attendees at the first full weekend of the 42nd Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays. The wonderful folks at Actors Theatre of Louisville asked me to talk to them about transitioning from training to the professional world, and this is what I came up with.

Loving What You Hate When It Hates You, Too: Join playwright and Humana Festival alumnus A. Rey Pamatmat for a queer artist of color’s totally serious, life-or-death tips on how to survive in a world that hates and fears you—without having to be part of The X-Men. #liveyourtruth #soultherapy #Speedsicle4life

To say I had fun that weekend would be an understatement. The ATL folks were as welcoming and kind as they’ve always been, and the students, educators, artists, and other folks who attended were so generous with their attention.


Thank you to everyone and hugs all around. For those who couldn’t be with us, video of the speech is available above or at YouTube here.

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