Necessary Outlet, an LGBTQ production studio, is celebrating World Pride with an early release of Community, a new audio drama podcast. Ripped from today’s headlines, Season 1 of the twelve-part serialized LGBTQ drama chronicles a fictional shooting that unfolds inside a gay nightclub. Written and directed by Jack Tracy, the first episode is available now on Spotify. Episode two will launch July 9 with a brand-new show airing every Tuesday.
Jack Tracy (Writer/Director):
“I was inspired to create Community as a podcast after hearing the audio tapes taken inside the border detention centers that surfaced in the press a few months ago. While I was already horrified by this administration’s immigration practices, listening to those tapes made it feel very personal. I suddenly felt activated. Reading about the practices was one thing but hearing the actual impact, the trauma of the migrant children crying for their parents while the border patrol officers laughed at them, I found myself completely overwhelmed with anger and sadness and motivated to do more to help bring about change. It was then that I realized how powerful an audio format can be.”