Nine Dollar Bill Theatre Makes Debut at 6th Annual Charm City Fringe Festival
New queer theatre collective, Nine Dollar Bill Theatre, will present first show in Baltimore at this fall's annual Charm City Fringe Festival.
THEM is a devised theatre piece that explores gender and identity through poetry and movement. Through a collaborative devising process, members of Nine Dollar Bill Theatre will use Ovid's Metamorphoses, an epic of mythical transformations, to share the stories of Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) characters. THEM questions how we hold on to a sense of self when our bodies can't hold shape.
In Ovid's Universe, characters fall into and out of form, and their bodies are constantly being changed at the will of the gods. In THEM, we reveal the trauma behind these revered stories, and address their relation to GNC lives in a world where, to be visible, we must constantly bend our bodies. But what happens when these characters stop trying to fit in? When they take control of their own bodies? The lives of GNC characters are revealed as part collection of poems, part religious ritual, in a mythological temple where, by the end of the night, no one is the same.
THEM, presented as part of Charm City Fringe Festival
Downtown Cultural Arts Center, Mainstage
401 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Wednesday, November 8, 7:00pm
Friday, November 10, 8:45pm
Saturday, November 11, 7:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 1:30pm
Tickets available at charmcityfringe.com/tickets
About Nine Dollar Bill Theatre
Nine Dollar Bill Theatre is a performing arts collective that produces devised theatre by queer artists. We define queer as a community of outsiders, those whose identities are at odds with mainstream understandings of self. We believe that through performance we are able to explore what it means to identify as LGBTQIA+ and we are able to build a community of support for all identities. The work we create inspires radical self love, opens our spaces to safe and productive dialogues, and builds a socially aware and engaged community. We believe in creating safe spaces for members of our community to meet, work, and play.