Lesbians gone rogue! The explosive theatrical performance Red and Boiling, is based on hours of interviews with queer womyn and non-binary individuals from different countries, religions, ethnicities and ages. Combining drag, shadow puppetry, and the testimonies shared verbatim, this duo will take you on an interactive journey you won’t forget.
We are queer activists, Noga Yechieli Wind and Joshua Rivas. Our work flips the narrative by telling real stories from the mouths of our people. Too often the narratives told of queer womyn have focused solely on the act of coming out, and don’t reflect the community’s current struggles. In fact, most of the womyn interviewed said they never saw themselves represented on stage. So Wind traveled the world and interviewed queer womyn and non-binary individuals from different countries, ethnicities, religions and ages, about the issues and stories they craved to see reflected. After collecting over 30 hours of audio footage she paired up with shadow designer, Joshua Rivas to explore new ways to share these stories. In the performance Wind puts on her luscious beard and becomes Hasadick the drag king who voices each of the testimonies, embodying the interviewee’s vocal texture and intonation. Using shadow puppetry, Rivas designed a striking visual world that illuminates the stories and allows the audience to explore their own relationship to the narratives and the lives behind the shadows.
In this interactive performance, the audience is both a witness and a participant, laughing one minute and crying the next. Anyone who has ever felt alone will find community in this show because it simply shares real stories of real people with no filter but the truth. Red and Boiling is an unforgettable experience, come laugh, celebrate and rediscover your identity with us!