Contributing Writer Tiva Quinn Reviews Black Boys On Now Until January 20th

18 Jan

BlackBoysThe Cultch, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Saga Collectif and Zee Zee Theatre bring you an inspiring production, Black Boys. Tiva Quinn checked out opening night of this stand out show.  Here is what she had to say:

Black Boys is right up there at the pinnacle of what alternative theatre can do. It includes complex ideas, raw emotion, music, dance and poetry, and it feels like a story that could only be so excellently told using a non-linear, multi-media approach.

It’s about what it means to be a black gay man in Canada and what it means to make theatre about that experience in a world where you’re already painfully aware of how the straight white majorities see you.

It’s about the furthest our words can go to wound or heal one another, and the ways we use screaming or dance or sex to express ourselves when words are not enough. It’s about how we define ourselves both through stories about our past and in acts of judgment and opposition towards the people in our own communities.

It’s just really, really good. I laughed, I cried, I yelled, “Stellaaaa” with a  bunch of strangers. You should go see it if it’s not sold out yet. To get your tickets, visit The Cultch.

By Contributing Writer Tiva Quinn

 

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