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Arnold Beckoff comes by his blues honestly; he knows what it is to long for love. Tired of trawling New York’s gay bar backrooms, and armed with fierce humor, Arnold faces commitment-shy men, a hostile world, and his formidable mother as he tries to find a family on his own terms. With biting wit and startling poignancy, Torch Song Trilogy illuminates a defiant romantic’s fight for intimacy and respect. First performed in 1981, Harvey Fierstein’s bittersweet comedy resonates with today’s questions about marriage, family, and self-acceptance in the gay community and beyond. 

Studio’s Subscription Series is the core of our programming, offering an uncommonly rich repertoire of provocative contemporary writing from around the world and inventive stagings of contemporary classics. 


I say unto you that henceforward, the program of every new production of Torch Song Trilogy should contain the words ‘Brandon Uranowitz...an Arnold Beckoff for all (theater) seasons.


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A chronicle of struggle that heals and strengthens.

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The Artists


Ashleigh King
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Production Team

Michael Kahn
DirectorMichael Kahn
James Noone
Set DesignerJames Noone
Peter West
Lighting DesignerPeter West
Frank Labovitz
Costume DesignerFrank Labovitz
Eric Shimelonis
Sound Designer, Composer, Music DirectorEric Shimelonis
Adrian Rooney
Projections DesignerAdrian Rooney
John Keith Hall
Production Stage ManagerJohn Keith Hall
Elizabeth Dinkova
Assistant DirectorElizabeth Dinkova