Screaming Weenie Productions, Vancouver’s professional queer theatre company, explores sex and the rules by which we love in a fundraiser for QMUNITY, BC’s Queer Resource Centre.
Featuring performances of Mark Bentley Cohen’s Bi, Hung, Fit…and Married and Evan Tsitsias’ new play Unstuck, the evening will also include an opportunity for guests to meet and mingle with the artists while support the work of QMUNITY.
“[We are] delighted to partner with Screaming Weenie to support local queer theatre projects that tell our stories,” says QMUNITY Executive Director Dara Parker. “Increasing the visibility of queer people is part of our mandate, and the arts are a fantastic way to share queer culture while making a critical financial contribution to our organization.”
Screaming Weenie’s Artistic Director Chris Gatchalian agrees: “No theatre or arts organization can exist without the community. Because art deals with the concrete issues and realities of human lives, we need to be interfacing with community groups in a meaningful way as often as we possibly can. The benefit night we are doing for QMUNITY shows the priority we place on connecting with the community that is our primary audience, without whom we would not exist: the queer community.”
A one-man show written and performed by Mark Bentley Cohen, Bi, Hung, Fit…and Married is an edgy, provocative and humourous story of a closeted, married bisexual man. Premiering at last year’s Vancouver International Fringe Festival, the play and challenges widely-held beliefs about marriage, monogamy, and the need for freedom within a long-term relationship.
In Unstuck, Evan Tsitsias similarly explores the boundaries that we place around our relationships as a couple celebrating their tenth anniversary together look to spice things up by brining a third into the mix. While at first it is all about the sex, the layers slowly peel away as the couple realize it is more than just about getting their rocks off.
The Breaking Point
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8pm
PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street, Vancouver
50% of all ticket sales will be donated to QMUNITY, BC’s Queer Resource Centre. Visit http://thebreakingpoint.brownpapertickets.com for tickets.