#RVA Pride is what keeps us in Richmond. #RVAPride is what we love and do in the city. #RVAPride is businesses, people, place, and things that support the LGBT community here in Richmond. #RVAPride is a campaign to help bring LGBT people to Richmond. Get in on the fun, use #RVAPride on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and help grow this city into the space we want it to be.
It’s a wonderful, gay world at the Richmond Triangle Players, and Richmond wouldn’t be the same without it. With impressive LGBT productions, spanning genres and topics and time, and it’s always a great show at RTP. Located in the up-and-coming Scotts Addition neighborhood, don’t let the industrial buildings surrounding this artistic grotto fool you – RTP is sure to make for a great show that you won’t be able to catch anywhere else. With 21 years of production under their belts, RTP has the history and the clout to wow any audience, and turn your average theater-fan into a theater-groupie. RTP’s Managing Director, Phil Crosby, spoke with GayRVA about why the famed LGBT Theater company is one of the best examples of #RVAPride in town.
Another busy night at RTP
Why are you participating in Pride over RVA?
Well, we are the only LGBT focused theatre in the mid-atlantic region. Richmond is our home, so there is no way that there can be a Pride over Richmond campaign that we wouldn’t want to be involved in.
If you were to bring a LGBT friend of family member, why would you bring them to your establishment and what are some other cool places here that you’d want to take them to?
I would take them to our place because I think we do terrific work and also because we are very committed about putting very positive messages about the LGBT community at out there for the public at large. What we want to make sure of is that everyone in Richmond knows how great it is to have us here. But other places, oh lord! Carytown, you gotta have some food at Nacho Mama’s or Selba or 2113 Bistro. Also have to cruise around the Fan, Downtown, and Churchill, it’s a great place to live.
Why are you proud to support the LGBT community here in Richmond?
I’m proud because I think we have tremendous work to do here in Richmond. I think it takes people of commitment and energy to get the message that Richmond is, despite some of it’s political leaders, a great place to be gay and a great place to live.