This Will Lead to Dancing by Johnny Wideman
Teenagers Sam and Alex are sick and tired: they're tired of their church's exclusive stance on homosexuality, and sick due to a week-long hunger strike to protest it. But when word finally gets out, it becomes clear that their cause has struck a chord in their small Mennonite community. Crowds begin gathering outside their church, national news crews begin following the story, and Sam is visited by the ghost of Menno Simons, who claims he has been sent to help her. Awaiting their church's decision, Sam and Alex must decide whether sticking up for a community who has been spiritually starved is worth the risk of physically starving themselves.
Keywords: Mennonite, LGBTQ, Queer, Inclusion, Affirming, Christian, Church, Homophobia, Exclusion, Menno Simons, Protest, Applied Theatre, Coming out
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Applied Theatre