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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO F#GGOTS Comes to BAX, 5/1-3

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"The Gospel According to F#ggots" is a multimedia queer translation of Biblical text through verse, video, and vogue. It's a Church pageant play remixed and remastered into an epic journey that combines poetry, movement, and music.

The production, written by Aurin Squire and directed by Squire and Zi Alikhan, features James Edward Becton, Israel Gutierrez, Joey Lozada, Nathaniel Ryan, and Donnell E. Smith. The show plays Friday-Saturday, May 1-2 at 8:00pm and Sunday, May 3 at 6:00 pm. Tickets: $16 General; $10 Low-Income [Buy Tickets].

If Jesus was a radical rabbi who walked around in a dress with 12 men...wait, that's what he actually was but he has been whitewashed into by capitalism, patriarchy, and heterosexuals into a shaming, punishing, saint. He has become a sacrificial lamb of the cross. But that's not what he preached about. If he were alive today, Jesus would probably vote for Nader, live off-the-grid, and ask people to love in whatever form i takes: homo, hetero, queer, transgender, transgressive, progressive. This is the story of the new Jesus, which reads more faithfully to how the old Jesus probably lived and thought back then, and why he was such a radical figure.

To learn more about Aurin Squire and The Gospel According to F#ggots visit artistservices.bax.org/aurin-squire.

Aurin Squire is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist and activist. His plays and installation art has been seen at numerous venues throughout Western Europe, Canada, Great Britain, and across the United States. Squire is a 2-time winner of the Le Compte Nuoy Prize from Lincoln Center and is completing his two-year Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting fellowship at The Juilliard School. He also has 2014-2015 fellowships at the National Black Theatre and the Dramatists Guild of America. As a journalist, his work has appeared in The New Republic, Talking Points Memo, Brooklyn Rail, The Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and ESPN. Squire has served as a writer/producer for several web projects around queer culture, voting rights, and activism. He has been a member of the Lincoln Center Lab and the Ars Nova Play Group.

To learn more about Aurin Squire and The Gospel According to F#ggots,
visit artistservices.bax.org/aurin-squire.

Founded in 1991, BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, is a community based performing arts center dedicated to developing artists of all ages, from children to professionals. The organization offers community access to arts and culture, supporting the creation of new work by emerging artists, engaging diverse audiences and providing arts education to youth and families. BAX has intentionally constructed an environment where children study and professional artists create under the same roof. Students are mentored by professional directors and choreographers. The organization's distinct focus on developmental process makes it a nurturing incubator for experimental dance and theater artists and is an important advocate for under-represented voices in the New York City performing arts community.


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