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Tiresias Presents HYPERFANTASIA
June 3 - June 10$15 – $30
The Brick and Tiresias Presents
June 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 & 10 at 8pm
HYPERFANTASIA is a sci-fi fantasy drag cabaret about the proliferation of matter in the universe and life on planet Earth. Featuring original music and projections, this miniature epic draws on new evolutionary theories and ancient queer wisdom to dismantle the survival-of-the-fittest paradigm toward an ethic of abundance and extravagance. Hosted by Tiresias, the blind prophet of the Underworld, HYPERFANTASIA includes a reenactment of the Big Bang as a celestial orgasm, a heartfelt ode to our prehistoric unicellular bacterial ancestors, and a dance choreographed using movements of birds-of-paradise during mating rituals. With special guest performances by Pixel the Drag Jester, C’était BonTemps, Will Atkins, Tallulah Talons, Esther, Iodine Quartz, Mizuho Kappa, Ezra Moth, J’royce Jata, Hodo Alien, Senerio and Claywoman.
Music, Text, Video, & Performance by Evan Silver aka Tiresias
Produced by Irene Lazaridis
Calendar of Events:
June 3: C’était BonTemps & Pixel the Drag Jester
June 4: Queer Butoh: Will Atkins
June 5: Tallulah Talons & Esther & Iodine Quartz
June 8: Mizuho Kappa & Ezra Moth
June 9: J’royce Jata & Hodo Alien
June 10: Senerio & Claywoman
Tiresias is the high priestess and prophet of the Underworld, serving queer visions for ecstatic new futures. Tiresias is the cosmogenic spawn of Evan Silver, a hybrid writer, director, composer and performer staging celestial encounters across theatre, music, video, and the literary arts. Raised in the vibrant city of Chicago by a banjo-playing printmaker and an architect, they developed a passion for multimedia storytelling from an early age. Tiresias gravitates toward stories of journey and transformation, drawing on ancient and contemporary myths, tales, tropes and archetypes to fabulate new ways of being and becoming in the world. They are fascinated by birds, gods, strangers, and the living universe, and have written and directed fifteen original theatre productions on three continents.
In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.