Z Space Presents:

Refuge

Written by Rachel Lynett | Directed by Brady Brophy-Hilton
part of the Problematic Play Festival

Sunday, October 14, 5PM at Z Below

After Derek's transition, Julia is unsure how to be a good partner . She suggests a triad. But as the play progresses, Julia has to face whether or not she actually wants to fix her marriage or if she's looking for someone to be her replacement.

"I want to explore how we can stage problematic queer characters without them feeling the burden of being representative of all queer characters. I would like to be at a place where we can say ‘This person is problematic’ but not all people who are queer are. I want to push Julia's problematic nature as far as I can without feeling the need to put an asterisk next to her name to say she is not representative of all queer women who have partners who have transitioned. We know we can stage white men as murderers and not assume all white men are murderers. When will theatre be at a point where we can show any marginalized community without the assumption being that is the standard?"
—Playwright Rachel Lynett

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Free to the public with suggested donation, RSVP's strongly encouraged

The reading of the play will be approximately 80 minutes. This will be followed by a 15-minute release break, after which we will regroup for a 30-minute discussion, facilitated by Radhika Rao and Shafer Mazow.

Cast

L to R: Troy Rockett, Adela Fornes, Stephanie Wilborn, Gabriel Montoya