By Eelly Zhang
EDH Studio Theatre
Nov 8-10, 8 p.m.
This is an original play written and directed by Eelly Zhang. As a mythical story unfolding itself, Illusory Life gradually drifts into this surreal and dreamlike world where the duality of divinity and humanity is discussed, and the fluid transformation of identity is proposed. Philosophical discussion is intertwined with a beautiful and fatal love story that embeds the revolution for one’s individualist pursuit.
Devised/written/performed by the Electric Lite Collective
Co-directed by Wynn MacKenzie and Ezekiel Baskin
Library Media Basement, North Entrance
Night Train is an immersive, interactive theatrical experience exploring funeral rituals. A train that carries people to the end of the line, into the great unknown. “Like an Irish wake on acid.” Joy. Grief. Death. Trains. The Night Train rides for you.
Blood at the Root
Written by Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Aubriana Mency
EDH Main Stage Theatre
Feb 27-March 1, 2020
More information to come.
The Chemsex Monologues
Written by Patrick Cash
Directed by Tiz Rome
Production Managed by Andrew Linzell Shepard
March 26-29, 2020
The Chemsex Monologues is commentary on queer hook-up culture's ties to the use of methamphetamine, GHB, and mephedrone through five monologues threaded into one narrative. In privileged and accessible spaces where HIV/AIDS is no longer a diagnosis of death, there are still conversations to be had about sex and the queer body. We understand chemsex to be a cultural practice that has historically enabled queer persons to relate through compounded trauma sources and harmful experiences during the epidemic and in the 40 years since. Here we are focusing on the use of glamour drugs and their facilitation of queer intimacy and relationships amongst the barriers preventing vulnerable connections and personhood. Alongside this production will be The Chemsex Dialogues: An outreach campaign on sexual health and substance use/abuse in the queer community.
Aboard the X-9
An Immersive Play
Story and Set Design by Maia Samuel Doerner
EDH Studio Theatre
March 30-April 5, 2020
In Aboard the X-9 you enter the mid-range cargo ship, the X-9, as a newly hired member of the crew. The X-9 has been hired to transport a mysterious cargo across the galaxy. It is your job to work together with old and new members of the crew to deliver your cargo even when things start to go terribly wrong. Aboard the X-9 is an immersive collaborative mystery; you and your fellow participants are the cast and your actions decide the course the story will take.
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