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UNDERGROUND ABSOLUTE FICTION

A Video Zine

Rumble Theatre's Tremors Festival

In association with the frank theatre company

October 28th - November 11th, 2020

Queers in Communist Poland used self-published magazines to organize, get laid, and forge a sense of identity. In the wake of the arrest of Polish trans activist Margot, a Polish-Canadian settler uses a fractured, video narrative to seek answers. Through letters, social media posts, and the music videos of a queer punk band, Underground Absolute Fiction complicates notions of “queer.” Created by Anais West, co-writer of Jessie Award-nominated musical Poly Queer Love Ballad, the show questions whether queerness can connect us across cultural rifts, or if it is just another site of Western Imperialism.

Creative team:  

Anais West (Writer, Lyricist & Producer),

Fay Nass (Director), 

Christian Yves Jones (Videographer),

khattieQ (Music Director),

Veronique West (Dramaturg),

Julia Siedlanowska (Cultural Consultant),

Claire Love Wilson (Performer),

Sara Vickruck (Performer/Music Adaptation & Transcription),

Eric Biskupski (Audio Engineer),

Kimberly Ho (Stylist).

Originally developed in a reading, as part of the 2020 Queer Arts Festival.

 

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