I will be performing a 30 minute excerpt from ‘Tricyclic Transform, a genderqueer musical Cabaret’ at Translucent, part of Fringe! Queer Film Fest. Translucent is featured event of the month in Cuntemporary Queer and feminist art newsletter!
Friday 16 November 2018 7-10pm
9 Leyden Street
E1 7LE London
Translucent is an artist-led immersive evening of performances in an intimate space. For the first episode we are providing platform to trans*, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists who make work that begins with the experience of a non-normative gender identity and expands to themes of love, desire, intimacy, social norms, the more-than-human-environment, physical and mental boundaries, ways of living, survival, rituals, healing and transformation.
Sebastian Marmite Drag King, the bedsit aesthete, live at Queerdom Brighton, 06/10/2018. Introduced by King Sammy Silver. Oscar Wilde inspired dark comedy on the “corporatisation” of Pride and 1921 queer anthem Lavender Song (Lila Lied)…
‘Tricyclic Transform’ premiered at Brighton Fringe 2017 with support from New Steine Hotel, toured to Paris Dreams Before Dawn festival and Berlin Transnational Queer Underground and now received a Cultural Development Grant from Brighton Pride to be staged at the Rialto theatre as part of the official Pride Arts Festival. £1 per ticket donated to the Rainbow Fund.
Join Miss Liliane, Queen of Camp Noir, and Sebastian Marmite, the bedsit aesthete, round the gender wheel as they try to negotiate restrictive gender-roles by performing symbolic rituals and re-enacting iconic songs, trying on gender identities as they try on clothes and pitches.
From heart-wrenching jazz diva standards to the pissed-off ladies of gritty blues and Brecht, from the broken men protest songs of Johnny Cash, Scott Walker and Jacques Brel, to the gender-fuck anthems of Marc Almond and Boy George, with sprinkles of ‘Victor Victoria’ and ‘La Cage aux Folles’, ‘Tricyclic Transform’ mixes popular alt-drag cabaret, dark cabaret singing and live-art aesthetics to unearth ‘gender archetypes’ hidden in popular songs. Judith Butler takes on RuRaul Drag Race!