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Queer As Performance: Not for Resale


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Not for Resale is a play that explores queer identities, queer communities and, the implications of queerness in socially constructed spaces. It was devised by queer-identifying performers and drama therapists in NYU's As Performance research series and written by actor and playwright Jess Barbagallo and directed by Alexis Powell.

It is a high-spirited, comedic, at times irreverent and other times vulnerable music-filled production that examines queerness as a place of personal and cultural innovation. And, like any place of innovation and experimentation that has strong aesthetics at work, there is the ever-present danger for appropriation and commodification by capitalist, patriarchal systems. With any visibility comes the danger of this commodification and the play wrestles with identities being marketed and examines 'what is being sold.' It suggests that, potentially, queerness may only successfully exist outside of capitalist structures and asks us to consider if it can operate within them.

Presented by the NYU Drama Therapy Program

Directed by: Alexis Powell

Written by: Jess Barbagallo and Alexis Powell in collaboration with the ensemble

Production Stage Manager: Caroline D'Angelo

Nick Brunner
Dylan Goodman
Aunree J. Houston
s.o. O'Brien
Jess Orense
Alexis Powell
Yel Rennalls
Roxy Schoenfeld
Adam Stevens
Dana Trottier

Thursday April 5 at 8pm
Friday April 6th at 8pm
Saturday April 7th at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday April 8 at 3pm