Winston Clark writes of this project:
Out! began as a series of questions we asked the guys of the Connecticut Gay Men's Chorus. When and how did you first know you were different? What was it like your first time? How did you know it was time to come out to your family? How did they take it? What would you like to tell the rest of the world about being gay?
Their answers - candid, funny, human, and brave - were the basis of a one-act version of Out! But it was clear they had more to say.
It was also clear that many of the most powerful stories were about moments with parents, and that we needed to talk to those parents. (No parent expects to have a gay child, and they also undergo the coming out experience.) So we gave the guys another series of questions, and, to those who were willing, questions to send to their parents. Remarkably, over thirty mothers and fathers returned the questionnaires. Their responses join their sons' in the show.