Five deviant queers, their mythical beast secret identities, and all of their ghosts walk into a cabaret. The result is a show about yearning for ancestors, the empty spaces left by the first generation of AIDS deaths in queer communities and the way the next generation is called to fill those spaces. In this re-interpretation of Yiddish theater classic, The Dybbuk, the consensual possession of a lover by the ghost of their beloved is a model for acknowledging the collective loss we hold and reflect in our queer bodies. The cabaret is a love letter to the ghosts among us.
Performed as part of HOT! Festival of Queer Performance, Dixon Place.
Projection designer, using Max/MSP, live video feed and one DVD player. Content inspired by David Wojnarowicz’s Sex Series.