Come dive into the absurd as we follow one clown's surreal journey across the landscape of gender in search of a place to call home. Join NYC-based theatre artist Ania Upstill in this playful, heartfelt exploration of gender as they dare to imagine a world in-between. What does it mean to exist between two locations? To travel in between? To find your place in the middle? To embrace a joyful revolution? Get ready to laugh at a clown's playful exploration of what it means to be a trans human.

Butch Mermaid Productions is the production company of New York-based clown and theater artist Ania Upstill (US/NZ). Ania identifies as queer and genderqueer, is passionate about queer representation and centers their theatrical practice around LGBTQIA+ characters and stories, utilising clown, drag, physical theater and music. Ania has performed an original queer clown show, Piesexual, at The Tank's Pridefest, at various cabaret and showcases for new work (including Undiscovered Countries' November 2018 showcase) and in Hypokrit theater's R+J: A Reimagination of Romeo + Juliet. Ania graduated in 2018 from Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater, and before that spent six years in New Zealand working as a director, performer and producer. 

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This show is a part of Summer at Q and the Auckland Pride Festival. Summer at Q provides packaged rates that make our venues more accessible and simpler to budget for. Summer at Q is made possible thanks to support from The University of Auckland and Q Theatre.

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