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Love Is a Dirty Word


A solo written and performed by Giovanni Adams | Directed and developed by B. Wolff

LIADW has played to sold out audiences and critical acclaim in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Please sign up for the mailing list of future tour dates and other info.

Reviews for November 2017 run at Z Space in San Francisco:

“rapturous, triumphant" - SF Chronicle

"a rapturous song of the self" - SF Weekly


Reviews for the World Premier run at VS. Theatre in Los Angeles:

"finely tuned direction." - LA Times

"flawless pacing under Becca Wolff’s accomplished direction." - LA Weekly

"beautifully directed by Becca Wolff." - Stage Raw (Top Ten)

PHOTOS from Los Angeles production by AARON EPSTEIN:

I try to bear witness to what I know you know.
— James Baldwin, "Social Change and the Writer's Responsibility"

Our country is riven by lines that separate us into groups of identity, affinity, and ideology. A little boy is born black and queer in Jackson, Mississippi. Trying to find his place in the world he commits the ultimate betrayal. 

LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD is a one-man musical and intimate account of the cost of belonging in America.

Images from our Winter 2016 Workshop at Pacific Resident Theater in Venice, CA: