Now With Me
Thu Jun 23 | 7pm
Sat Jun 25 | 2pm
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre Performance Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews
A clown show. A protest. A cabaret. Winner of the 2020 Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize, Catalina La O explores the life of khattieQ and of female Puerto Rican singing legends Myrta Silva and Ruth Fernández. The ravages of a storm have forced her to take shelter in an abandoned television studio. None of her live audience has arrived, but she broadcasts her show to the millions of viewers she hopes are watching. Created by the duo jk jk (khattieQ, musician/performer; Jenny Larson-Quiñones, director/writer), Catalina La O is a piece for queer communities, a piece for the colonized body, a piece for Puerto Rico, and a piece for anyone who has experienced heartbreak.
This event is ASL interpreted.
Producer: Shanae Sodhi
Associate Producer: Anahita Monfared
Sound Design: Erika Champion
Lighting Designer: Abby Levis
Set Designer: Kimira Reddy
Costume Design: Michelle Thorne
Stage Manager: Katie Voravong
Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Brew
Production Manager: Jasmin Sandhu
Technical Manager: Victoria Bell
Catalina La O presenta: Now With Me was developed with Playwrights Theatre Centre and has received dramaturgy from Joanna Garfinkel, and creative support from Adrienne Dawes and Neworld Theatre.
jk jk is performance art created by khattieQ (musician/performer) and Jenny Larson-Quiñones (director/writer). The couple creates collaboratively-devised queer performance art to magnify stories of the disenfranchised and disrupt the status quo.