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A solo genderqueer, kinky, femmesexual, polyminded, gay-divorcee comedic odyssey through the real life of Michelle/Ryan.
"Ze" (a gender neutral pronoun) rips the bandage away from zir American puritanical upbringing in a multi-layered coming-out process. Along the way ze discovers a beloved community that at times is just as ridiculous and pigeon-holed as the one ze's left. Michelle/Ryan both uses and parodies the labels meant to help an individual embrace their truth in a modern world desperate for definition.
"Ze" confronts stereotypes both within and without in a PRIDE-worthy celebration that exposes the complex tension between being authentic to oneself and belonging.
Warning: contains adult content and glitter, recommended 18+
Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World 2016.
Won "Best Use of Awkward Silence" Toronto Fringe 2016.
Placed for Artistic Risk Award Vancouver Fringe 2016.
For more by Michelle/Ryan please see "I'm an Apache Attack Helicopter" also in fringe 2017.
Presented as part of Auckland Fringe festival from 21st February - 12th March 2017.
For the full programme visit www.aucklandfringe.co.nz