AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS
ART/NY Theatres Mezzanine Theatre
AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS is an immersive theatrical event that fuses epic Greek drama and LGBTQ+ ball culture.
As a complement to this production, Visual AIDS is excited to present a small selection of works by artist members Kia LaBeija, Luna Luis Ortiz, and Milton Garcia Ninja. We encourage you to arrive 30 minutes before your performance to experience this display. Tickets available here. Use code "VAIDS" for discount tickets.
AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS by Harrison David Rivers, directed by David Mendizábal, is a theatrical retelling of Euripides' The Trojan Women fused with the world of underground LGBTQ+ ball culture. Set in a hospital waiting room after the emergence of an unknown and deadly virus, AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS reimagines the characters of The Trojan Women as Black and Latinx queer men and Transgender women fighting for their survival.
Written by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by David Mendizábal
Choreographed by Kia LaBeija
Set Design by Paul Tate dePoo III
Lighting Design by Brian Tovar
Sound Design by Sinan Refik Zafar
Costume Design by Anitra Michelle
DJ/Prologue Composed by DJ Byrell the Great
Featuring: Julienne Mizz June Brown, Cornelius Davidson, Cherrye J. Davis, Darby Davis, Florencia Lozano, Ashton Muñiz, Michael-Anthony Souza, Dasan Turner, Reggie D. White, and Tamara Williams.