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Friday August 23 2019 at 8:00 PM
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× The Gay Divorce Play is an interactive theater ritual of a queer marriage dissolution party. TJ (the rational one) and Luz (the woo one) have invited you, their friends, to celebrate their divorce. And you said you would come. The Gay Divorce Play is an interactive immersive play in which audience members play the friends, lovers, and community of the divorcing couple, TJ and Luz. The play has four actors: TJ, Luz, The Officiant, and The Bitchy Inner Monologue, who is played by a puppet. As they arrive at the theater, which is now TJ and Luz’s Living Room, audience members will be sorted into different characters according to how they answer particular questions (coffee or Kombucha?; Do you like to dance?). Each character has at least one chance to interact with the play or not, triggering different scenes - moments in the couple’s life or in the present - making the play different each night. At the end of the evening, the audience as a whole will have a chance to vote on whether or not the couple should stay together, triggering one of two final scenes.

The Gay Divorce Play is the inaugural production of Queer Cat Productions. Queer Cat Productions is the brainchild of Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, and Nicole Jost, who met as MFA students at San Francisco State University. All three are award-winning playwrights who wanted to break the mold of the traditional theatre company. QCP does just that, by creating playful, perspective-queering, boundary-pushing theater and immersive experiences at the intersection of theater, games, and storytelling. We are committed to curiosity about evolving forms; haunting: memory, resilience, genre-fluidity; and to the spirit of play, as interactive and consensual, as a space for risk and spectacular failure, as stories that we co-create, storytellers and audience, and that create us in return. Queer Cat Productions is a fiscally-sponsored project of PlayGround (Federal ID 94-3336399) and a participant in the 2019 Innovator Incubator. Queer Cat is the recipient of a 3Girls Theatre Innovation Award and Theatre Bay Area CA$H Performs grant. For more information, visit https://www.queercatproductions.com.

Venue

Potrero Stage
1695 18th Street
San Francisco CA 94107


This is a general admission performance - seating is on a first come, first serve basis, unless the patron has selected “preferred seating”, in which case seats will be reserved under the patron’s name and held until the start of the performance.

Seating generally begins 15 minutes prior to start of performance.