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They/Them The Festival

May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 30, 2019

One event on June 6, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on June 10, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

They/Them The Festival
Curated by Sam IAm
May 31 – June 29
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM
PWYC Monday Industry Nights June 10 and June 17

They/Them The Musical
Written and Starring Sam I’Am
Original Music Composed by Emma Staake

They/Them the Musical is the story of gender identity told through the eyes of mother, son and daughter, asking “How much does gender matter in loving a parent or child?”

They/Them the Festival is a celebration of trans performance artists showcasing that WE ARE HERE.

Wryly Tender
Jen Self
Mitch Mitchell
Mx. Pucks A’Plenty
Irish Lashes
Hot Pink Shade
Vincent Milay
Nicolai D’lacey
Max Delsohn
Jigsaw Children

From Curator Sam I’Am:

*Why this show now?*
Seattle audiences have been begging for trans representation on stage and Sam I’Am is here to give it to you. From comedians to musicians to drag to so much more, They/Them the Festival is a celebration of Trans art.
As a nonbinary performer I often run into people not knowing what to do with my art because I don’t fit into their binary mold. I’m excited to partner with Annex and Trans/Nonbinary performance artists of all different mediums to showcase that our art is worthy and should be the center of conversation.

*What message or feeling do you want the audience to walk away with?*
I want Trans/Nonbinary audience members to feel seen and represented at They/Them the Festival. I want cis audiences to use this opportunity to view the glory that is Trans/Nonbinary art so that I never hear again “I didn’t know a Trans person

*How did you come up with They/Them The Musical?*
They/Them was originally an 8 minute short written for the Intiman Emerging Artist Program in 2017 under the direction of Eddie DeHais and Sara Porkalob. It has since extended to a 30 minute piece with 3 songs. Myself and composer Emma Staake have written 3 additional songs and several more scenes to extend the piece to one hour.


Annex Theatre
1100 East Pike Street, 2nd Floor
Seattle, 98122 United States
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(206) 728-0933

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