Gender? I Hardly Know Them
Tiny Bear Jaws
Presented as part of Azimuth Theatre's Expanse Festival
Being queer in Alberta's not for the faint of heart. Your sex toys' batteries keep dying from the cold, your bar doubles as a senior's dance hall, and your government won't stop trying to sell you on the merits of conversion therapy. But while your community's smaller, it's also uniquely awesome.
GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM is a fast-paced, joyfully provocative queer sketch show straight from the heart of the God-fearing, gun-toting, beef-loving Alberta prairies. Created and performed by gay, short, and hot non-binary comedians Elena (or Eli) Belyea (they/she) and Syd Campbell (they/them), GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM is out to queer the world, one denim punchline at a time.
Co-Created and performed by
ELENA ELI BELYEA and SYDNEY CAMPBELL
Directed and additional writing by
With musical guest
ELENA ELI BELYEA, SYDNEY CAMPBELL, TORI MORRISON
Sound design by
Rochelle Laplante, Mohamed Ahmed, Frances Girard, Steven Sobolewski
David Walker, Geoffrey Simon Brown, Fringe Theatre, Alyson Dicey, Pips, Bob Campbell, Laurie Phipps-Campbell
What Is the Inspiration For Your Piece? (The seed of inspiration)
Because so many LGBTQ+ stories set in conservative backdrops focus on grief and isolation, GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM centres queer self-actualization and joy. Sketches are punctuated by monologues from Elena and Syd's lives about growing up gay in 'Berta, giving the audience a chance to land and get their bearings before the jokes start flying again. These monologues make GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM more than "just a sketch show": they're the connective tissue tying the show together, providing an unflinching look of the complex realities of life as part of a marginalized community. Risky, raunchy, and surprisingly heartfelt, GENDER? I HARDLY KNOW THEM will get you laughing, whatever your pronouns.
All of our tickets are based on a Pay-What-You-Will model. However, to make the art happen, we have suggested rates below! Give more or give less. What’s important to Azimuth Theatre is sharing theatre experiences together. Any contribution is valued and appreciated.
General – $35
Students/Seniors – $15
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Health and Safety:
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- Masking Encouraged for audience members – Masks available at the door
- Limited Audience Capacity and select Cabaret Seating to allow distance between parties if preferred
- April 1, 2023
- 55 minutes
- Fringe Theatre Arts Barns
- Westbury Theatre
- Parental Guidance (PG)