THEATRE FESTIVAL CELEBRATING
QUEER STORIES AND CHARACTERS
Page1 will be celebrating our 5th season this September, and we will be kicking things off with our annual festival, OutFest. The show features three one-act plays, two movement pieces, and three musical numbers in one 85 minute performance.
Many of the pieces featured at OutFest reflect our mandate which is to source stories that explore identity through gender, race, sexuality, and or ethnicity.
Join us this September for an evening of laughter, music, movement, and thought-provoking pieces that reflect our current community.
Written & Performed by:
Futch/ Bemme is a one-woman show about Alex, who is in a dressing room talking with her sister Gina while trying to find an appropriate outfit for their mother’s wedding. As Alex tries on the clothes there is a discomfort not only with the clothing but with herself. Each outfit brings Alex to a point in her life where her gender presentation and sexual orientation came into question and how that experience has shaped who she is now.
The piece explores how identity sometimes lives in a grey area and how the path of self-acceptance is always an ongoing conversation. Futch/ Bemme is about expanding the definition of lesbianism, complicating the relationship between gender and sexuality and how we perform both of those identities.
THE FROG KING
The Frog King features a committed lesbian couple, Danny and Mia. One morning while Danny is at work, Mia discovers a prescription for testosterone. What follows is a heartfelt, and
sometimes uncomfortable conversation between Mia and Danny about the choices we make, and who gets to make which choices.
The Frog King has had a successful tour this summer and has been featured as part of the Hamilton Fringe, Gay Play, and HamilTen festival this summer.
Written & Directed by:
Emily Schooley, Leigh Patterson, Erika Reesor
Family Dinner is a comedy that puts a twist on the classic story of a young gay couple who invite their parents to dinner. Matty and Evan have invited their parents on what we think may be a coming-out story, but is nothing of the sort.
This comedy hits in all the right places and teaches us that change sometimes comes to us, and sometimes, we must pursue it.
Written & Directed by:
Joshua Ezekiel, Greg Allen, Dianna Lobb, Scott Cooper
"NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS"
NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS
"DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE"
Choreographed and performed by: Jeff Fox
A solo movement piece which celebrates the inherent beauty in all of us which we are all so quick to overlook, doubt, hideaway.
LOVE IS LOVE
Choreographed by: Jeff Fox
A group movement piece demonstrating the universality of love and connection. Love doesn't depend on gender, race, age, height, or hair colour. It's in all of us, it's something we all share.