And She Would Stand Like This
July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 6, 2017
An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until August 6, 2017
One event on July 28, 2017 at 3:00pm
One event on August 5, 2017 at 3:00pm
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 re-imagines the characters of The Trojan Women as Black and Latinx queer men and Transgender women awaiting their fate and fighting for their own survival. A modern-day observation of the onset of HIV/AIDS in the Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ community, AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS tackles the complicated issues of gender, sexuality, identity, health, and family while shedding light on an often disregarded and underrepresented community. Tickets can be purchased here. This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.