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UNDERGROUND ABSOLUTE FICTION

Short Film screened at Rumble Theatre's Tremors 2020 Festival

in association with the frank theatre company

October 28 - 31, 2020

Online + Live | PL1422 at 1422 William Street, Vancouver, BC

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.

Tremors 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 & Photographer)

Other Collaborators

Piotr Wieczorek (Recordist & Audio Engineer)

Łukasz Wojtysko (Polish Translator)

Chris João (Cultural Consultant)

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

PUSH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL 2021

QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

Staged Reading

PLAYWRIGHTS THEATRE CENTRE 2020

Wrightspace Digital Residency

SUPPORT

Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council and the frank theatre company

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