A Night at Switch n' Play Directed
Cody Stickels USA / 2019 / 71 minutes Sneak Preview
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Cody Stickels, Chelsea Moore, Divina GranSparkle, K.James, Miss Malice, Nyx Nocturne, Pearl Harbor, Vigor Mortis, Zoe Ziegfeld, Matthew Heymann
On the stages of Brooklyn’sbars and nightclubs, the boundaries of gender are being subverted into something both refreshingly weird and delightfully erotic. Featuring an all-star cast of standout performers from across the spectrum of queer identity, follow the members of the Switch n’ Play collective as they strip, strut and squirt their way towards being one of the Big Apple’s most exciting drag burlesque acts. Beneath the many layers of makeup and synthetic hair, the individuals of this colorful troupe find a space to express themselves and reclaim ownership of their bodies from the narrow confines of societal beauty standards. For Switch n’ Play members, baring it all to crowds of delighted strangers with their chosen family provides a sense of affirmation found nowhere else. —Avery Davenport.
Performance following: All seven members of Switch n’ Play, Brooklyn’ award-winning drag and burlesque collective, will showcase performances that are queer in every sense of the word.
BIO: Cody Stickels is a trans-masc director, editor and recent master’s graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a focus in Queer Filmmaking. As a transgender filmmaker, they focus on stories that celebrate the queer spirit and investigate the complexity of identity. Their work has screened at film festivals including Outfest, Frameline, Newfest, Flickerfest, Iris Prize, aGLIFF, Raindance, and New Orleans Film Festival, as well as having won awards at aGLIFF, ClexaCon, and NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. They currently live in Brooklyn with their cat, Benny.
Cast/Featuring: Divina GranSparkle, K.James, Miss Malice, Nyx Nocturne, Pearl Harbor, Vigor Mortis, Zoe Ziegfeld
Executive Producer(s): Chelsea Moore, Cody Stickels
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