Blood Wedding: A Trans Fantasia (In Development)

Photo by Angelica Schwartz

Blood Wedding: A Trans Fantasia (In Development)

In a 1960s motel, a queer and trans theatre troupe enact a surreal re-telling of Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding. Combining original text and music with Lorca’s poetry, plays, and his unfinished avant-guard script, El públicoBlood Wedding is a meta-theatrical love letter to a queer ancestor. It embraces nostalgia, fantasy and pleasure, imagining what Lorca’s work could have been, if he had not been confined by the repressive sexual and gender norms of 1930s Spanish society.

Created by Angelica Schwartz, Anais West, and Stephanie Wong
Adapted from Federico García Lorca
Written by Anais West
Directed by Angelica Schwartz
Dramaturged by Stephanie Wong

Featuring workshop artists:

Sound Design by Sally Zori in collaboration with Kelsey Kanatan Wavey and Emily Jane King

Featuring performances by Camille Legg, Pedro Augusto Meza, Rae Takei, Emily Jane King, Sally Zori, and Kelsey Kanatan Wavey.

Stage Managed by Alexa Fraser

Projection Design by Andie Lloyd

Tech by Brianna Bernard

A happy/accidents production in association with Neworld Theatre.

With generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Theatre School of Canada, Deer Lake AiR, What Lab, and Tara Cheyenne Performance.

Photos by Kimberly Ho, Sally Zori, Cole Schmidt, and Angelica Schwartz

Details:

Development Process:
– Progress Lab Script Workshop – March 2024
– What Lab’s It’s Not A Stage – October 2023
– Deer Lake Staged Reading – June 2023, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
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