Pearl Vodka presents the Sixth Annual BRIEFS: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays at the .ZACK Performing Arts Center, produced by That Uppity Theatre Company and Vital VOICE Magazine

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Welcome to That Uppity Theatre Company's website. Our name reflects who we are. Bold, brave, willing to step outside the status quo in order to instigate social change, promote civic dialogue and produce transformative theatrical art of the highest quality for people of all ages.

Like most groundbreaking endeavors, we don’t fit very well into a neat category of description. Sometimes, we perform in gymnasiums, other times in corporate board rooms. We have even performed in a car wash.

Since we began in 1989, our work has taken many forms in response to the needs of the times. Currently, we focus on creating commissioned work about social issues for corporations, schools from elementary through university-level, and social services agencies. In other ongoing projects, we also pair amateur actors and seasoned professionals to create work about the lives of underrepresented populations.

  • People with disabilities.
  • Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Adults and Youth.
  • People with Alzheimer’s and early onset dementia.
  • Women with cancer.
  • Survivors of suicide.
  • Supporters of Reproductive Choice
  • At risk youth
  • University students

These are a few of our friends and creative partners. Check us out or better yet, join us.


Short LGBT Festival 'Briefs' Returns to Downtown St. Louis
St. Louis Public Radio

Preview of BRIEFS
Alton Telegraph

Gay Shorts Suite
American Theatre Magazine

Briefs LGBTQ Short Plays Return to STL
Alive Magazine

First Stop: La Perla
St. Louis Magazine

Crowdfunding (DisAbility Project)
Living St. Louis

The ICON Issue: The DisAbility Project
The Vital Voice

Common Thread Contemporary Dance Collaborates with The DisAbility Project and Dance St. Louis
Cityscape, St. Louis Public Radio

Common Thread, DisAbility Project Dance Concert Part of Upcoming Human Rights Conference
Webster Today

Bayard Rustin's Day in the Sun
Furvor Magazine

Annual Conference Focuses on Human Rights of People with Disabilities
Webster University

100 Women We Love; Joan Lipkin
GO Magazine

"Brother Outsider" Video by Kingsley Uwalaka

In NYC, A Play Festival Spotlights Stories of Disability (Mentioned)
Mark Blankenship, NPR

Remembering Bayard Rustin, An Unsung Civil Rights Activist
Cityscape, KWMU

Theatre troupe brings overlooked activist 'Out of the Shadows'
St. Louis American

Brother Outsider in Stonewall Democrats

BRIEFS named "Best Theater Event"
Alive Magazine

Inclusion & Diversity Summit Spotlight: The DisAbility Project
Webster University

'Briefs' Opens At La Perla
Andrea Braun, The Vital VOICE

Sunny, with a chance of rain - life in 'Briefs'
Tina Farmer, KDHX

REVIEW: Briefs at La Perla
St. Louis Theatre Snob

Cityscape Interview: BRIEFS

Look/Listen: BRIEFS
STL Magazine

Festival of short LGBT plays addresses marriage and more
STL Beacon

AliveAboutTown: BRIEFS
Alive Magazine

Ken Haller's "Surprise"

Briefs Inspires GA Professor

'Big Fat LGBT Show of Shows' comes to Sunnen on Oct. 11
Webster University

Couple's plight helped shine light on transit woes
St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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