A solo genderqueer, kinky, femmesexual, polyminded, gay-divorcee comedic odyssey through the real life of Michelle/Ryan.
“Ze” (a gender neutral pronoun) rips the bandage away from zir puritanical American upbringing in a multi-layered and international coming out process. Along the way, ze discovers a beloved community that at times is just as ridiculous and pigeonholed as the one ze’s left. Michelle/Ryan both uses and parodies the labels meant to help an individual embrace their truth in a modern world desperate for definition.
“Ze” confronts stereotypes both within and without in a Pride-worthy celebration that exposes the complex tension between being authentic to oneself and belonging.
Nominated for ‘Best Comedy’, Fringe World 2016
Winner ‘Best Use of Awkward Silence’, Toronto Fringe 2016
Placed for ‘Artistic Risk Award’, Vancouver Fringe 2016
“Journeys its audience through a world of labels unlike ever before.”
– Montreal Rampage
“A raw and incredibly intimate journey that should be compulsory viewing for the fainthearted, the timid, the binary-obsessed, the religiously-driven… it may well change your life.”
“The affirmation you didn’t know you needed.”
– Mooney on Theatre
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