Boilers OUT Loud!

"Stories can cross the barriers of time, past, present, and future, and allow us to experience the similarities between ourselves and through others, real and imagined." - Andrew Stanton

Student performing his monologue on stage at the Boilers OUT Loud performance in 2018

About Boilers OUT Loud!

Boilers OUT Loud! is a collection of poignant, funny, interesting, exciting, serious, creative and sometimes embarrassing but always REAL stories authored and performed by LGBTQIA+ Purdue students, faculty and staff.

Through storytelling, performers shed light on the process of coming out and sharing their identities with the world. Each unique story explores the diverse experiences and perspectives of LGBTQ people and highlights the ability of the spoken word to educate and empower.

Two Nights of Performances in Fall 2023

This year, Boilers OUT Loud! will take place on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th from 7:00-8:00pm at the Civic Theatre of Lafayette.

Interested in performing?

Have a story to share? Would you like to perform in Boilers OUT Loud?

Attend the Boilers OUT Loud callout on October 4th or email us at with the subject line "Boilers OUT Loud."

No previous theater experience is required and most participants have never spoken on stage before! Join us for a beautiful event that is now in its 11th year at Purdue.

Coordinated by the Purdue LGBTQ Center in partnership with the Department of Theatre and the Purdue Writing Lab.