Together Men Make Paradigms Written by Maxe Crandall

About This Show

“Together Men Make Paradigms” is a play about our fucked up histories and how we contend with them in our daily lives. With characters drawn from the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Phaedrus, and A Streetcar Named Desire, this performance emphasizes queer collage as an antidote and legacy to queer activism and camp representation. Constructing impossible historical crossroads, “Together Men Make Paradigms” cross-pollinates the picaresque with office talk and Plato with rom-coms in order to expose the operatic overtures of middle-management masculinity. With a focus on language, experimentation, and activist principles, this work fuses raw sexuality into anti-pro-masculine cos-play.

About the Artist

Maxe Crandall is a 2014 Poets House Emerging Fellow. Maxe’s first chapbook, “Together Men Make Paradigms” (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs) will be released at the Hot! Festival performance. Maxe’s critical and creative work can be found in, or is forthcoming in, PANK, Shampoo, Troubling the Line, and Women & Performance. By day, Maxe teaches writing in the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University.

Thursday, July 10, 7:30pm

$10 General Admission

Estimated Runtime
1 hour

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Written by
Maxe Crandall

Directed by
Maxe Crandall & Stephen Boyer

Video Art by
Ethan Weinstock

Visual Art by
Buzz Slutzky

Sculpture by
Stephen Boyer

Set design by
Maxe Crandall & Stephen Boyer

Vito Trevino

Stephen Boyer
Mya Byrne
Diana Cage
Red Durkin
Sam Feder
Brenda Iijima
William Johnson
Theodore (Ted) Kerr
Elizabeth Koke
Rachel Levitsky
Trisha Low
Buzz Slutzky
Aldrin Valdez
Adrien Weibgen
Lara Weibgen
and more

Brenda Iijima

Sound by
Eh-den Perlove

Photo Credit:
J. Mae Barizo