Alternavox Images

Open Close

Proud Theatre: Queer Bathroom Stories

Libido Productions Presents QUEER BATHROOM STORIES By Sheila Cavanagh Buddies in Bad Times Theatre May 31 – June 15, 2014 on the Eve of WorldPride
 Photo credit by Drasko Bogdanovic featuring Tyson James Chy Ryan Spain Hallie Burt

Photo credit by Drasko Bogdanovic featuring Tyson James Chy Ryan Spain Hallie Burt

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.

Details:

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

About the author: News Division