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Cock

Femme twin to a brother, gendered in relation to him, Southern traditions, and societal standards at large, our heroine undergoes a full-blown identity crisis upon discovering her Cock. Summoning all her courage and ancestral grace, she works to embrace this new part of herself. When she meets Stephen, a cis-male poet who woos her in spite of her proclivity towards womxn, she realizes the power her appendage possesses. She boldly wields her cock to awaken his energetic p*ssy and heal the mars of the binary system, in a ritual of sacred, consensual sex dedicated to the nun Hildegard von Bingen.

[before there was light]

A series of (dis)embodied poems about the Crucifixion, desire, betrayal, and growing up queer in a fundamentalist Christian church. As an adolescent, my fantastical romance with Jesus offered an escape from a sometimes-violent home and a sometimes-violent relationship with my body. Inspired by my 13-year-old self, I want to relocate desire in the Christian myths I grew up with. I recognize that insofar as Puritanism has succeeded in divorcing the body from the sacred, it has also laid foundations for white supremacy, colonization, and hetero-patriarchy. Also, as both a survivor of sexual violence and a lover of queer kink, I engage with my body as a site for both trauma and power, for both pain and pleasure. This project previously received developmental support from BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange, through the 2018-2019 Upstart Program. Content warning for sexual violence

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr (0 intermissions)
  • Dates:One Night Only:
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  • Ticket Office:2122190736