written by Nia Witherspoon
developed at Lambda Literary Fellowship
University of California, Los Angeles
Set in a mythical land of black holes where mirrors talk like butch queens and bees race you to the finish line, SHE, a hole that used to be a black woman (and believes in Mariah Carey love-songs like a religion), struggles to recover her soul after SOMEONE, an intersex trickster, deserts her on the mountain-top she called home. More largely, SHE interrogates femme desire, soul-loss, and tries to re-imagine relationships that don’t require the death of compromise.
Performed by: Zavé Martohardjono and Azure D. Osborne-Lee (above video)
Also featured in Staged Reading, The HOT! Festival
Dixon Place, New York, NY, July 2016
Performed by Kirya Traber and Tanisha Thompson