This is the August
1115 Queen Street West
|Thursday August 4th||8:45 PM - 10:00 PM|
|Saturday August 6th||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
|Sunday August 7th||8:00 PM - 9:15 PM|
|Tuesday August 9th||9:15 PM - 10:30 PM|
|Thursday August 11th||6:45 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Saturday August 13th||5:30 PM - 6:45 PM|
|Sunday August 14th||12:00 PM - 1:15 PM|
Coarse Language and Sexual Content.
Live music, painting, and YouTube videos engage and provoke in this darkly funny performance about the intersection of our real and online selves, especially when one goes viral.
Edie is a YouTube star who has just gone viral. Bea, her girlfriend and professor, is a documentary filmmaker who focuses her lens on marginalized women. She wants Edie to stop vlogging about her sex life and focus on more “important” work. Together they passionately negotiate their identities with, and without, each other: Millennial and Boomer, student and professor, lover and adversary. These conflicts of identity come to a head when Edie meets Sam – a multimedia artist who defies definition.
Young Prince Collective
Directed by Megan Piercey Monafu; Written by Hillary Rexe; Performed by Lauren Beatty, Kimberley Huffman, and Heath V. Salazar; Set Design by Allie Marshall; Original Artwork by Andrew Classen; Sound Design by Dave Clark; Stage Managed by Maricris Rivera; Produced by Curtis te Brinke, Rashida Shaw, Hillary Rexe, and Dana Herlihey.
"Vlogs or docs? Second or third wave? Empowerment or power? Either/Or? Both/And? Throw love in there and what have you got? Something like a Venn diagram of sexuality, gender, and feminism today. But This is the August is no simple diagram; it’s a smart, funny play, rich with the complexities of contemporary life in the west." - Guillermo Verdecchia