"It was a shock and an eye-opener and great to be a young person and to be out and proud amongst my peers [at Baltimore School of Performing Arts]. In the inner-city when you're growing up gay—that not a great thing to grow up and be. I always say theatre saved my life because it gave me something to do. Like I wasn't taking the bus home right after school anymore. When I was 13, 14, 15, 16 the target was getting bigger and bigger on my head."
Give five hurrahs and twelve hip-hips for Kevin Curtis! We dive into his experience (and the optics of) playing LeFou in Beauty in the Beast, his first two TV appearances on Pose and Younger, and how his Grandma inspired him to start performing.
Recommendation: The Broken Earth book series by N.K. Jemisin
Shout out: Billy Porter