Juan Michael Porter II
Juan Michael Porter II is a dance and theatre writer based in New York City. He has contributed dance and theatre criticism to ColorLines, Dance Enthusiast, Time Out NY, Ballet Review, TDF Stages, HuffPost, Movement Research, and BroadwayWorld, where he is also the Managing Editor and Critic-in-Residence for Dance.
Latest by Juan Michael Porter II
From the Vietnam anti-war movement to HIV/AIDS, TheBody remembers this trailblazing activist.
TheBody remembers Kiyoshi Kuromiya, who died 20 years ago this month.
One of the two Black gay Pulitzer winners in 2020 discusses Tyler Perry, loving Black men, and being an ally to people living with HIV.
Performance artists bring together 35 years of art and activism in ‘GENERATOR.’
“I wanted to create a space where we would come together and be forced to look each other in the eye, say hello, speak to each other, and serve as a mirror to each other.”
The 74-year-old Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award–winning iconoclast for the first time discusses conquering HIV and continuing to break new artistic ground in the name of Africa.
“Revealing every nuance about my health with someone who doesn’t know my favorite color feels rash,” Juan Michael Porter II writes.
Late Broadway Composer Is Remembered for Smash Successes, but We Shouldn’t Forget Outing His HIV Status May Have Killed His Career
The late Jerry Herman, who wrote now-legendary shows like ‘Hello Dolly!,’ ‘Mame,’ and ‘La Cage Aux Folles,’ was nearly ruined by his outing by a gossip columnist.
After making a splash with 'how to survive a plague,' Orlando Zane Hunter Jr. and Ricarrdo Valentine create dance about the African diaspora with Brother(hood) Dance!
HIV-positive black queer playwright Donja R. Love's new play, 'one in two,' brings the lives of HIV-positive men out of public health and onto the stage.