FINDING FIRE ISLAND
“Finding Fire Island” is a docu-podcast series which brings to life how a sleepy, 19th century beach town became a modern day queer mecca for artists and the New York City theater community.
Queer history has often been told through the lens of loss and disappearance, but Fire Island has transcended that to survive as a stunning fantasy world and cultural touchstone.
We will take you behind the curtain of the mystique, legends and lore of the LGBT communities (Cherry Grove and The Pines), from folks who experienced their evolution from the 1950s to today.
Presented by: Broadway Podcast Network
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Editing & sound design:
Archival footage courtesy of:
Arts Project of Cherry Grove
Cherry Grove Archives Collection
Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society
ABOUT JESS ROTHSCHILD
“Finding Fire Island” is created, executive produced and narrated by writer, producer and native New Yorker Jess Rothschild.
Since 2019, Jess produces and hosts the podcast “Hot Takes & Deep Dives” centered on queer pop iconography and New York City culture.
Jess was a founding writer for the largest independent LGBT web site still in existence, Autostraddle.com from 2009-2013.
JOEL KIM BOOSTER
Comedian and actor; writer & star of film Fire Island
Comedian & musician;
7 stand-up specials
Comedian & actor; Las Culturistas with Bowen Yang & I Love That For You
DJ LINA BRADFORD
Performance artist; 10-year resident DJ on Fire Island
New York Times Bestselling author, The Housewives; Vulture recapper
Theater director; One-man shows Patti Issues & Bad With Money
BOB "ROSE" LEVINE
Legendary Cherry Grove performer since 1955; Invasion of The Pines
Filmmaker; Roseland, The Panzi Invasion, In the Meatrack
Original Invasion of The Pines; Arts Project of Cherry Grove President
Screenwriter & playwright; The First Wives Club, Jeffrey, Sister Act, In & Out
Advocate editor-in-chief, Tony-winner
(A Strange Loop);
Founder, Black & Brown Equity Coaliton (BaBEC)
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