Photo by Jason Fisch
SYNC OR SWIM
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 is a theatrical experience that 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.
Photography by Tom Kelleher and Jason Fisch
Director and Producer Garrett Sager
Costume Designer Christina Beam
Props Designer/Asst. Costume Designer Sami Brzozowski
Lighting Designer Jordan Mitchell (2018–19); Aidan Gerard (2020)
Makeup & Hair Designer Sarah Talaid
Sound Designer Fig Lefevre and ensemble
Sound Engineer Tom Kelleher
Stage Manager 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
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
December 2018 (premiere)
NYPOP/West Chelsea Arts
New York, NY
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
PRESS & WRITING
SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT
Sync or Swim was developed as a B.A. honors thesis project with UMass Theater. The project received additional funding and support via a Projects & Events Grant from the UMass Arts Council, an Honors Research Grant from the Commonwealth Honors College, and donations to an Indiegogo campaign, for the show's tour to NYC.