An Army of Lovers

by R Eric Thomas

Our workshop of An Army of Lovers was a success, and a production is now scheduled for May 2-19th at Azuka Theatre.

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An Army of Lovers

An Army of Lovers

By R. Eric Thomas

Directed by Kash Goins

Steven Gross – Dramaturg

*Alec E. Ferrell – Stage Manager

December 19th, 2023 at The Drake Theatre

7:00PM EST

*This is a private event, and attendance is by invitation only.



*Cathy Simpson

*David Bardeen

*David Bazemore

Brittany Onukwugha

Donovan Lockett

AJ Maryn


An aging queer activist is invited to the sleek, enclosed campus of a global communications company to give a speech for their first Pride celebration. She does not come in peace. An Army of Lovers is a play about radical acts of existence, corporate culture as an oxymoron, and the freedom to be public.

R. Eric Thomas (he/him) won the 2016 Barrymore Award for Best New Play and the 2018 Dramatist Guild Lanford Wilson Award and was a finalist for the 2017 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and two 2020 Lambda Literary Awards. He is the recipient of a 2017/2018 National New Play Network Commission and has also been commissioned or produced by Baltimore Center Stage, Arden Theater Company, Azuka Theater, Single Carrot Theater, About Face Theater, City Theater Miami and more. His debut memoir-in-essays, Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America was a national bestseller and a Read with Jenna book club pick featured on Today. On screen, he has written for the Peabody Award-winning series Dickinson (AppleTV+) and Better Things (FX) and is currently developing multiple television projects. 2021-22 Productions include The Ever Present (Theatre Exile), Backing Track (Arden), The Folks at Home (Baltimore Center Stage), and Crying on Television (Everyman Theater). He is an alumnus of The Foundry, the Lambda Literary Fellowship, and the Ingram New Works Project.

The Drake Theatre

302 S Hicks St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Army of Lovers, written by one of The Foundry Co-Lead Artists, R. Eric Thomas will also workshop at PlayPenn in December. Kash Goins will direct and the play will be produced by Philadelphia’s Azuka Theatre in the Spring of 2024.