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Event: This Other Thing
Countries: Italy and Spain.
Date: May 16 2021
Time: 7:30pm (Madrid/Rome Time)
Info: THIS OTHER THING
A Micro-Theatre Duologue
Inspired by the memories of Heinz Heger,
Pierre Seel, Rudolf Brazda and other gay survivors
by Armando Rotondi
Read by Jonathan Floyd and Kate Firth
Produced by Ad Est del Mondo and IDEA, with the kind support of the IAB
Filmed at the IAB Theatre by Samarth Trivedi
Premiered for the first time at the 12th Online Performance Arts Festival, 4th July 2019
Incipit: “The man is sitting in a chair. He stares straight ahead, hands folded on his knees. He is like sitting in front of a court during a trial. But he is not a witness. He is like a defendant, a perennial accused who has the chance to speak but who already knows he will be considered guilty…”
Re-presented on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, May 17th 2021.
Production as a part of the national programme of “Il Maggio dei Libri 2021”
Event: FUERZAfest / Queerantine FUERZA 2021
Direction: Virtual Event (https://www.fuerzafest.org/queerantine)
Date: Sunday, May 16th-17th, 2021
Time: 5:00pm (ET) – 24hrs access, one day.
Info: In 2016, Hispanic Federation launched FUERZAfest, the first LGBTQ+ Latinx Arts Festival in the Northeast which not only celebrated a vibrant community, but addressed critical issues impacting it. Since then, events have been held in New York City, Connecticut and Orlando to create a space for dialogue and awareness of the systemic barriers and threats faced by the Latinx communities.
FUERZAfest is a multidisciplinary Latinx festival that harnesses the visceral power of art to inspire recognition, visibility and respect for the people who transgress gender and sexual norms.
In light of the current sociopolitical climate, issues of transphobia, homophobia and anti-gay violence resonate significantly amongst Latinx people – which is why the creation of a positive culturally – sensitive space like FUERZAfest is of vital importance.
The festival brings diverse communities together to support artistic risk-taking, incite creative collaboration and experimentation, and celebrate the rich heritage of Latinx queer artists and art.