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The Femme Playlist & I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me

The Femme Playlist & I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me

By Catherine Hernandez
Subjects: Women Writers, Anthologies, 2SLGBT / Queer Theatre, Asian Canadian Playwrights, Solo Shows, Ontario Playwrights
Casting: 1 f | 4 f
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770919099, 80 pages, May 2018
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781770919112, 80 pages, May 2018
Ebook (PDF) : 9781770919105, 80 pages, May 2018

Description

From masturbation to motherhood, body shaming to burlesque, Catherine Hernandez reveals the reality of living as a queer woman of colour. Set to the music of her life, The Femme Playlist shows what it’s like to be sexy and proud, slutty and loud, queer and brown. I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me is an around-the-campfire guide to mourning and healing for women of colour, written after Hernandez and her daughter left an abusive relationship. As a group of women share their stories around a campfire, they pray for each other and give as much strength as their bodies will allow.

In these two emotionally unrestrained plays, the author of Singkil and Scarborough vividly paints a portrait of what it means to be a radical queer brown mother.

Reviews

“It is so refreshing to see a woman celebrate her sexuality on stage while actively resisting the oppressive gazes that would objectify her doing so. ”

- Jeremy Gardiner, Mooney on Theatre