QUEER SPAWN by Kira Meyers-Guiden
Directed by Lisa O’Connell
IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE (March 13th):
It is with an abundance of caution and concern for our audiences’ and artists’ well-being that we have made the tough decision to cancel tonight’s and tomorrow night’s performances of Queer Spawn. This includes the ticket livestream option. A member of the Queer Spawn Creative Team reported this morning that they have a mild fever. We’re following all recommendations posted by the Region of Waterloo Public Health – including to “stay home if you are feeling sick or unwell.” We are disappointed but heath and safety are our utmost concern.
Heather Has two Mommies and so does Kira. Kira Meyers-Guiden’s poignant and comic true-telling of what it was really like to be one of Ontario’s first gay-babies. Did your birth certificate take 3-years to process? Produced by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation with Page 1 Entertainment.
Kira Meyers-Guiden is a queer, feminist, theatre artist whose work is focused on LGBTQ+ representation. She is a PhD student studying Theatre & Performance Studies at York University where her research focuses on queer performance autoethnography. She is an alumna of the inaugural writing unit, “The Women’s Room” by Pat the Dog Theatre Creation. Her show Queer Spawn has been showcased throughout Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto and Hamilton. Recent writing credits include: Under (HamilTEN), Lay to Rest (staged reading, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation), and Futch/ Bemme (OutFest2018 & Gay Play Day Festival). She is also the co-author, with her mom Susan Meyers, of “The Queer Baby Project: Excerpts from the Experiment” published in Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. Select acting credits include: Dariya in There are No Gays in… (Page1), Alex in Futch/ Bemme (OutFest 2018 & Gay Play Day Festival), Mina in Letting Go (West End Theatre Festival), and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Occupy Verona (Theatre Erindale). Kira is committed to creating art that motivates social change and is grateful to Pat the Dog (especially Lisa!) for their continued support!
More details at http://kirameyersguiden.weebly.com/ or follow me on Instagram @kiraasha
Please note: Queer Spawn contains mature content, strong language, violent material and sexual content.