The Cultch Presents Mxby
The Cultch presents Mx, a boundary-pushing, bouffon-inspired work that explores what it means to be mixed-race and Black in the world today. Using bold risks, sharp comedy, and African mythology, Mx cracks open struggles of identity and belonging through the lens of a character stuck in the in-between.
The Cultch Presents Mx
When: February 18-21 & 24, 2021
Tickets: Single tickets $29. Also available as part of The Fuse Box or The Cultch’s 2-Box Subscription Package.
Co-directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard and Jiv Parasram, written by Lili Robinson with dramaturg Joanna Garfinkel, and starring Lili Robinson, Alisha Davidson, Emily Jane King, and Ivy Charles.
Beneath layers of identity, can blood equal belonging?
What of our culture lives within us, and how much is determined by our upbringing? If a part of your identity has never been nurtured, do attempts to rekindle it amount to appropriation?
Seeking answers to these questions, our gender-questioning and mixed-race protagonist, Max, meets the famed Mz Nancy, our host for the night. Witty and glamorous, Nancy seems to have an answer for everything… but, as Max discovers, things are never black and white.
February 18, stay and hangout with the Mx team and other audience members in our digital re-creation of The Cultch on Gather.Town (created by The Cultch’s Digital Storytelling Team). Unlike a Zoom hangout, Gather.Town lets you choose who you want to talk with at any moment, join spontaneous smaller group conversations as you approach new people, and freely explore at your own pace.
February 19 & 20, join the Mx team for a post-show talk-back on Zoom following these performance—hosted by Community Partner BlackChat Vancouver.
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