WINNER OF THE PTC FRINGE NEW PLAY PRIZE
WINNER OF THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
Poly Queer Love Ballad, March 2019
Queer Arts Festival's SUM Gallery, co-presented by Zee Zee Theatre and the frank theatre
Poly Queer Love Ballad is a bold, intimate new musical, merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at a Cafe Deux Soleils. With two microphones, a loop pedal, and array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on love. The show explores polyamory and queerness, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium or societal obligations.
Created and Performed by Anais West and Sara Vickruck
Directed by Julie McIsaac
Dramaturgy by Joanna Garfinkel
Production Design by Jessica Han
Stage Management by Sammie Hatch
Production Management by Gavin Somers
This event is taking place on the Unceded Territories of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh First Nations.
The SUM Gallery is wheelchair accessible. It's located on the 4th floor of the Sun Wah Centre, which can be accessed by elevator.
The washrooms at the SUM Gallery are gender neutral.
There will ASL interpretation for one peformance in this run. Stay tuned for details