KILL YOUR LOVERS
Presented at the 2017 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and the 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival in New York City
Playwright/co-creator: Anais West
Videographer/co-creator: Shauna Griffin
Directed by Fay Nass
Featuring: Nneka Croal, Jeff Gladstone and Sara Vickruck
Stage Management: Angelica Shwartz
An aspiring camera operator finds herself on set for a femdom porno starring pornstar/director Gillian De Rey. Her co-star is Charlie, a big-name porn actor facing disturbing allegations on social media. As they start shooting, the camerawoman and the audience become voyeurs in a morally ambiguous act of sexual violence. Provocative and erotically-charged, Kill Your Lovers is a video/play hybrid examining the ethics of what turns us on, and the complexities of the queer female gaze.