Monday, April 22

Tag: FutureQueer

FutureQueer – King’s Head Theatre
London

FutureQueer – King’s Head Theatre

Alexis Gregory’s one-man show did exactly what it said on the tin: it facilitated a co-imagining of future in which queerness is ubiquitous. Gregory’s ironic repetition of right-wing frenzied slogans (‘it’s woke gone mad!’) to open the show provided us with an effective comic introduction. The rest of the piece featured an enjoyable mix of contemporary journalistic articles and queer scholarship, notably the literature of Esteban Muñoz, as well as the presentation of imagined characters from the late 21st Century. For example, Gregory interpreted the role of ‘Futura’, an A.I. drag queen, who invited us into the possibilities of ‘alternative intelligence’, all the while serving us ‘deepfake realness’ and (garnering audience laughter along the way!). We journeyed through the ‘speculative...