A theatre group founded by University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) alums in Winston-Salem were profiled this week in the D.C. LGBT newspaper, Washington Blade.

No Rules Theatre Company managing producer Anne Kohn and directors Brian Sutow and Joshua Morgan, who is gay, started the company nearly two years ago and have been presenting plays and musicals in both the Twin City and the nation’s capital.

Though daunting, the company’s dual-city approach eventually took shape as they figured out how to reach out to each city’s unique audiences.

“Playing in two cities is challenging both logistically and in terms of the plays we present,” Morgan told Blade writer Patrick Folliard. “What flies in Winston Salem isn’t necessarily going to be as well-received in Washington. For instance, earlier this season some D.C. theatergoers turned their noses up to our production of ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.’ Similarly, some audience members in Winston-Salem have had problems with the sex scenes in ‘Touch’ (No Rules’ current production) which are incredibly tame by D.C. standards.”

No Rules presented “Touch” in Winston-Salem Jan. 7-23. Their D.C. production runs Feb. 4-7.

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Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.