QUEER & NOW:

SYNC OR SWIM

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/ENSEMBLE

Devised by company
 

Our borders are shifting. Our bodies are transforming.

Set in a world where water is rapidly rising and borders are massively disintegrating, Queer & Now: Sync or Swim follows seven mythical deities overcoming struggles rooted in rampant sexism, corporate greed, and climate change. 

Told through a series of vignettes with drag, lip syncing, and dance, Sync or Swim takes ancient world mythology and fuses it with contemporary pop music to embrace our impending future. 

PRODUCTION HISTORY
UMass Fine Arts Center

Amherst, MA

December 2018 (premiere)


NYPOP/West Chelsea Arts

New York, NY

April 2019


Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

Greenfield, MA

January 2020

COLLABORATORS

Dramaturgy Finn Lefevre and Afrikah Smith

Costume Design Christina Beam

Props Design Sami Brzozowski

Lighting Design Jordan Mitchell (2018–19); Aidan Gerard (2020)

Makeup & Hair Design Sarah Talaid

Sound Design Finn Lefevre and ensemble

Sound Engineer Tom Kelleher

Stage Management Thea McCrory

Production Assistants Melissa Smith (2018); Allison Chen (2018–19); Erik Long (2019); Liz Diamond and Taylor Lennon (2020)

Ensemble Faolain Bobersky, Bry Belling, Elisabeth Castellon Gonçalves, Emma Hollows, Akira Rose, Garrett Sager, and Sebastian Salloum

PRESS

The Greenfield Recorder

Valley Advocate

Photos by Tom Kelleher and Jason Fisch