lezmiz

Identity crises! Moral conflict! Unrequited love! Requited love! Revolution! It’s amazing how much an old French novel can have in common with 21st century dyke drama. Inspired by the nineteenth century classic, Les Miserables, this original play gives Victor Hugo’s characters and plotlines a contemporary queer spin. Lez Miz follows leather daddy Jean Valjean on her flight from old identities and her quest for redemption. Along the way, she navigates a tangled polyamory battlefield with Cosette and Marius the trust-fund revolutionary… and everyone must choose whether love or the revolution will win the day.

PREMIERING AT 10PM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT DIXON PLACE

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $10 for students and seniors. Purchase online here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9825193.

STARRING:

Mette Loulou von Kohl as COSETTE
Nikki Padula as ENJOLRAS
Mizz June as EPONINE
Jessica Bathurst as JAVERT
Sabina Ibarrola as MARIUS
A.S. Carson as THENARDIER
Damien Luxe as VALJEAN

 

Cast and Creative Team

Jessica Bathurst (Javert) is an actor, writer, teacher and arts administrator in Brooklyn. She has spent many fruitless hours attempting to explain that Les Miserables does not take place during the French Revolution.

A.S. (Thenardier) is the Creator of A.S. Carson’s Guide to Successful Living, an ever growing, comprehensive, interactive experience, offering people all around the world guidance on how to navigate this time and space where nothing matters and everything matters all at once. www.ascarson.com

Sabina Ibarrola (Marius) is a Brooklyn-based performance artist, activist, and troublemaker: a dancer and bruja on the path towards becoming a writer and healer, too. She collaborates with the Boston-based Femme Show and Brooklyn’s Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow.

Mizz June (Eponine) is a musical artist who got her start in musical theater as a teen. She currently has her hands in multiple projects- which are all listed on her facebook, twitter, and youtube fan pages: www.facebook.com/the1theonlymizzjune, www.twitter.com/mizzjunemusic, and www.youtube.com/mizzjunemusic.

Mette Loulou von Kohl (Cosette) was born from the orange at the center before the new world came. She is a performer and a wanderer. She uses movement, words, and her love for the unexpected, as tools in the exploration of her embodied histories. She exists in two places at once.

Kestryl Cael Lowrey (Playwright/Director) is a queer performance artist and playwright. Hir full-length solo performances include XY(T), 348, and Radclyffe. Ze has received a commission from CENTERSTAGE (Baltimore), and hir work has been performed internationally. kestrylcael.com

Hadassah Damien Luxe (Valjean) is a Brooklyn-based queer femme liberationist artist, digital technologist, and community organizer who creates, produces and performs political and participatory multimedia works all over the US and Canada individually and with the Heels on Wheels. damienluxe.com

Nikki Padula (Enjolras) is an actress, musician, activist, and bossy (but sympathetic) femme nanny living and working in New York. She feels very lucky to be embarking on such a hilarious and tender journey with a group of amazingly talented artists.

Dani Prados (Light Design) has directed, designed lights, and stage managed in New York, London, Chicago, Portland, and Seattle. She heads GESAMTKUNSTWERK! Productions and is currently directing a film And, Apart that will premiere in the spring.

LEZ MIZ  will premiere at Dixon Place on Thursday, November 7th at 10:00pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors.