QUEER BATHROOM STORIES (QBS) is verbatim theatre culled from 100 interviews with LGBTQ North Americans. Much more than the secret sex life of bathrooms, QBS is a brutally honest display of gender politics in public washrooms. Written by York University professor, author and playwright Sheila Cavanagh, QBS has a refined sense of toilet humour! The amateur production won the Patron’s Pick Award at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011 and is based on the award-winning book also by Cavanagh titled Queering Bathrooms.
Three actors portray 72 distinct characters, each enacting real-life experiences in the loo. The cast animates the vibrant sexual culture of the toilet, along with the gender panic ensuing within it. The play pokes fun at the antiquated male and female stick-figures while underscoring the way the signs restrict access for trans- and gender variant patrons.
Libido Productions presents
QUEER BATHROOM STORIES
Written by Sheila Cavanagh • Directed by Megan Watson
Starring Hallie Burt, Tyson James, Chy Ryan Spain
May 31-June 15, 2014
Previews May 31 & June 1 • Opening Night: June 3 @ 8pm
Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm • Sundays @ 2:30pm
Tickets range from $20-$25 (Special rates for student groups) and
can be purchased in person at the Buddies Box Office, by calling 416.975.8555
or online at http://buddiesinbadtimes.com
For more info visit http://www.yorku.ca/sheila/index.html