They/Them The Festival
Curated by Sam I’Am
They/Them the Festival is a celebration of trans performance artists showcasing that WE ARE HERE
They/Them The Musical
Written and Starring Sam I’Am
Original Music Composed by Emma Staake
May 31 – June 29 Thur-Sat 7:30 PM
Industry June 10, 17
About They/Them The Musical
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?
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.
|Seranine •||Music||May 31, June 1|
|Wryly Tender ∞||Poetry/Dance||May 31, June 1|
|Jen Self ∞||Lecture||June 6-8|
|Mitch Mitchell ∞||Comedy/Tarot||June 6-8|
|goldlabia∞||Burlesque||June 14, 15|
|Mx. Pucks A’Plenty ∞||Burlesque||June 14|
|Irish Lashes ∞||Stage Kitten||June 14, 15, 20|
|Hot Pink Shade ∞||Drag/Dance||June 20, 22|
|Vincent Milay º||Drag||June 20-22|
|Nicolai D’lacey ∞||Stage Kitten||June 21, 22|
|Max Delsohn ∞||Stand-Up||June 28, 29|
|Jigsaw Children||Spoken Word/Dance||June 28, 29|
|↳ Lee Aeo º|
|↳ Allison Burke ∞|
|↳ Tayler Delynn ∞|
|Quinn Chase ∞||Stage Manager|
|Tori Reaney ∞||Scenic Design|
|Hannah Ferguson||Lighting Designer|
|Emma Staake∞||Sound Designer|
|Xris Ex Nil ∞||Sound Designer|
|Adam Zopfi-Hulse||Technical Director|
|Mandy Rose Nichols ∞||Production Manager|
|Xris Ex Nil ∞||Graphic Designer|
|Ian Johnston º∞||Production Photography|