Why, Gahd, WHY?! : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Why, Gahd, WHY?!


Digital/Online Cabaret C Arts Digital

House of Gahd with C ARTS

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As the world falls into chaos, humanity is looking for its path. How will humanity navigate this treacherous terrain of uncertainty? Drag, of course! How better to understand the absurdity of it all? Why, Gahd? WHY?? is a journey into the chaos and a guiding light. Two living Gahds have blessed the mortals with their presence and will share their knowledge of the universe through the ancient arts of divination and drag … which might just be tainted with pop culture references, witty banter, and a flair for the dramatic.

First presented and recorded at the the 2021 OFFTA Festival in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Performed mostly in English, with a little French with English subtitles.

House of Gahd is born from the creatives behind House of Laureen.* Uma Gahd and Selma Gahd focus their energies on new creations and productions exploring drag, politics, and humanity as a lived experience. Drag is more than glitz and glamour, it is DIVINE!

Montreal Fringe Festival 2014 to 2019
Centaur Theatre WILDSIDE Festival 2016
Just for Laughs Festival 2015 to 2019
Residency Blue Chairs Resort February 2020
Voted top 5 best Theatre Company and Best Play, as well as best Drag Artist in Montreal in Cult MTL 2015 to 2021

* Note that House of Gahd was previously known as House of Laureen.

Created and performed by Uma Gahd and Selma Gahd
Scenography and Lighting design | Laura-Rose Grenier
Video and editing | Sandrick Mathurin
Photo | Matt Ayotte

Showing as part of of the C ARTS programme of digital performance | www.CtheArts.com

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Content Warning

Some mature themes, some sexual themes, flashing lights


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