A Jury of Our Queers
January 13 - 14 @ 7:30pm
January 14 - 15 @ 2pm
LESBIAN LIP SYNCS ON BROADWAY! MAE WEST MEETS METATHEATRICAL DRAG SHOW, PUTS QUEER LEGACY ON TRIAL! Bombshell broad Mae West and rising Broadway starlet Helen Menken are arrested in 1926 for artistic obscenity and summoned to a metatheatrical courtroom. Their charges: serving face, serving legacy, and serving queer community.
NANCY NOGOOD as MAE WEST
JORGE FELIPE GUEVARA as HELEN MENKEN
DEVANTE LEWIS as DA MUVAH
AJ DRESDALE as THE MEN
Conceived & Directed by Dmitri Barcomi
Associate Director Avery Rose Pedell
Stage Manager Sage Spitz
Created by Section175 Artist Collective
Co-created by Dmitri Barcomi, AJ Dresdale, Jorge Felipe Guevara, DeVante Lewis, Seth Majnoon, Eri Nox, Nancy Nogood, and Avery Rose Pedell.
An intoxicating mix of drag show, courtroom drama, and theater, A Jury of Our Queers playfully blends historic texts and original writing in an act of radical queer reenvisioning.
Dmitri Barcomi (he/him) is a theater creator, director, and designer from New York City. His artistic interests include working with unusual source materials, integrating technology and live performance, and honoring queer icons. Dmitri’s work has been seen throughout New York at Ars Nova, HERE Arts, La MaMa, Cloud City, BRIC, and other hubs of experimental new work, as well as internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Teatr Słowackiego in Kraków. Dmitri is founder of award winning international artist collective §175. BA: The New School. MFA: Columbia (anticipated graduation 2023). mxbarcomi.com | @dmxbarcomi
§175 (Section 175) is an award winning international transdisciplinary artist collective dedicated to creating works of unusual content and design. Pairing theater with technology, sound, and visual media, we draw inspiration from unlikely source materials and shared queer history.
CW Homophobia, criminal justice system
Photo by Jake King, designed by Seth Majnoon, featuring Nancy Nogood