About The Man With The Floppy Ears

The Man With The Floppy Ears is a witty play beset with quintessential diverse Manhattan characters, vintage locations, and cabaret songs. This romantic tale of two Gay lovers set in the 1930s is an elegant tension of survival, politics, and love during the Depression and Post-Prohibition NYC. This historical fiction also speaks of a global pandemic (Spanish flu), police brutality, and the threat of a second World War. The Man with The Floppy Ears was conceived around the passing of the Wales-Padlock Act of 1927 and the Hays Film Production code of 1930 that were both repealed in the late 1960’s but still effect the present day. These two laws banished interracial and LGBTQ+ stories from being produced on stage and in film for forty years. Without this literary and visual context in our universal collective, it has left young generations of the LGBTQ+ community and large segments of the general populace believing that the Stonewall Riots were some sort of ‘big bang’ giving birth to Queer Culture. The LGBTQ+ community may be more well organized and prevalent than ever before, but the community and its variations of culture has always existed. During prohibition, all strata of social classes and segments got to know one another when they were forced to go to speakeasies and other illegal outlets for the same thing; libations of the day. The LGBTQ+ community was particularly strong in the 1920’s not only in New York City but in other large metropolis around the country and in Europe. With the end of Prohibition and in the absence of bootleggers, the State Liquor Authority (SLA) began a campaign against the LGBTQ+ community and establishments that served them. To justify its existence, the SLA along with the New York Police Department targeted the few places where LGBTQ+ people could gather. The Man With The Floppy Ears is set against this background, a small contribution to fill the void of LGBTQ+ stories of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.

True Colors Project


True Colors Project is a social enterprise that is dedicated to developing  highly innovative and influential creative works, fostering artistic dialogue with widely diverse audiences on social, political, and human issues. Our mission is to produce BIPOC and LGBTQIAGNC+ themed performances through theater, digital content, film, and live events designed to entertain, educate, and empower audiences with practical expressions of love and empathy.