BLOOD WEDDING: A TRANS FANTASIA
Created by Angelica Schwartz, Anais West and Stephanie Wong
A happy/accidents production
in association with Neworld Theatre
Showcase as part of WhatLab's It's Not A Stage Residency
October 7 - 8, 2023
In a 1960s motel, a queer and trans theatre troupe enact a surreal re-telling of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding. Combining original text and music with Lorca’s poetry, plays, and his unfinished avant-guard script, El público, Blood Wedding is a meta-theatrical love letter to a queer ancestor. It embraces nostalgia, fantasy and pleasure, imagining what Lorca’s work could have been, if he had not been confined by the repressive sexual and gender norms of 1930s Spanish society.
Residency Creative Team:
Adapted from Federico García Lorca
Written by Anais West
Directed by Angelica Schwartz
Dramaturged by Stephanie Wong
Live music by Sally Zori & Kelsey Kanatan Wavey
Production design by Andie Lloyd
Photography: Kimberly Ho
With generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Theatre School of Canada, Deer Lake AiR, What Lab, and Tara Cheyenne Performance.