The faggots and their friends between Revolutions: THE MUSICAL, 2017

Illustration by Ned Astra in  The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions . New York: Calamus Books, 1977.

Illustration by Ned Astra in The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions. New York: Calamus Books, 1977.

Credits:

Based on The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions, written by Larry Mitchell and illustrated by Ned Asta (Calamus Press, 1977)

Music co-written by Morgan Bassichis & TM Davy

Featuring Morgan Bassichis, TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, & Una Osato

Set by Anna Betbeze

Lighting by Derek Wright

Outside eyes by Sacha Yanow

Organized by Johanna Burton & Sara O’Keeffe as part of “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” 

Special thanks to Ned Asta, Gregg Bordowitz, Andrea Caldarise, Zelik Mintz, Felice Picano, Blake Riley, Stephen Video, and the staff of the New Museum

Dedicated to Bobby Cortez

Performance Dates:

New Museum, October 17, November 18, December 17, 2017

DESCRIPTION:

Morgan Bassichis and collaborators adapt the underground classic The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions (1977)—an out-of-print book by Larry Mitchell, with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, that recounts a fable of radical queerness and the challenges and possibilities of communal life—in a series of three “new moon potluck theater” evenings. Bassichis’s style incorporates stand-up comedy and call-and-response as well as, more recently, songs, lullabies, and chants. The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical will unfold over the course of “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” as an incantation grappling with histories of queer and feminist world-making. The luminary cast includes TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, Una Osato, and special guests, with music by Bassichis and Davy, and set design by Anna Betbeze. In Bassichis’s own words, “It’s like dinner theater but spiritual and can you bring some of the food? Seriously.” If you would like to contribute food to the potluck, please arrive by 6:45 p.m.