Dunedin Fringe Festival

Ze: Queer as F*ck!


Ze: Queer as F*ck!

Venue Fortune Theatre
231 Stuart St, Dunedin
Times Tue 14 Mar 2017, 8:00pm
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 8:00pm
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 8:00pm
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 10:00pm
Sat 18 Mar 2017, 10:00pm
Price $15.00 - $20.00

A solo genderqueer, kinky, femmesexual, polyminded, gay-divorcee comedic odyssey through the real life of Michelle/Ryan. “Ze” (a gender neutral pronoun) rips the bandage away from zir puritanical upbringing in a multi-layered “coming out” process. Along the way ze discovers a beloved community that at times is just as ridiculous and pigeon-holed as the one ze's left. Michelle/Ryan both uses and parodies the labels meant to help an individual embrace their truth in a modern world desperate for definition. “Ze” confronts stereotypes both within and without in a PRIDE-worthy celebration that exposes the complex tension between being authentic to oneself and belonging. Warning: contains adult content and glitter, recommended 18+ Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016. Won "Best Use of Awkward Silence" Toronto Fringe 2016. Placed for Artistic Risk Award Vancouver Fringe 2016. ‘Journeys its audience through a world of labels unlike ever before.’— Montreal Rampage (Canada) ‘Bring[s] new insights and comedy to well-trod subjects that renders the material compelling.’ — Now Toronto (Canada) ‘An intelligent, thought provoking, highly entertaining and… educational performance on gender and sexual identity.’ — Out in Perth (Australia) ‘Transcends ideas about what it means to be queer.’ — The Queer Av (Australia) ‘An exceptional piece of work anchored by a performance by as talented an actor as you will see currently on any stage in the country. It’s a raw and incredibly intimate journey that should be compulsory viewing for the fainthearted, the timid, the binary-obsessed, the religiously-driven...it may well change your life.’— Theatreview (New Zealand) ‘Beyond the usual tropes of angry queers and vulgarities...beyond being shocking and educational, “Ze” was validating… it can be the affirmation you didn’t know you needed.’ — Mooney on Theatre (Canada) ‘While ze spoke to a certain subset of society, I believe zir message extends to everyone. We all have our own unique labels and should be proud to own them.’ — Review Vancouver (Canada)

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