Andy Warhol and Aristophanes shoved through the love grindr of feminist revenge.
“Together Men Make Paradigms” is a play about our fucked up histories and how we contend with them in our daily lives. With characters drawn from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Phaedrus, and A Streetcar Named Desire, this performance emphasizes queer collage as an antidote and legacy to queer activism and camp representation. Constructing impossible historical crossroads, “Together Men Make Paradigms” cross-pollinates the picaresque with office talk and Plato with rom-coms in order to expose the operatic overtures of middle-management masculinity. With a focus on language, experimentation, and activist principles, this work fuses raw sexuality into anti-pro-masculine cos-play.
Featuring: Ella Boureau, Stephen Boyer, Diana Cage, Red Durkin, Sam Feder, Brenda Iijima, William Johnson, Theodore Kerr, Elizabeth Koke, Rachel Levitsky, Trisha Low, Buzz Slutzky, Aldreen Valdez, Adrien A. Weibgen, Lara Weibgen, and many more TBA
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maxe Crandall is a 2014 Poets House Emerging Fellow. Maxe’s first chapbook, “Together Men Make Paradigms” (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs) will be released at the Hot! Festival performance. Maxe’s critical and creative work can be found in, or is forthcoming in, PANK, Shampoo, Troubling the Line, and Women & Performance. By day, Maxe teaches writing in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University.