by Catherine Alam-Nist
CAPITULATE(!) is an original queer romantic tragedy set in a futuristic dystopia that strangely reminiscent of the biases of the past. On paper, Yuri’s life looks ideal: adopted by a wealthy and powerful couple after the death of their parents, attending a prestigious - if draining - academy called the Insitute of Highest Learning, and dating the daughter of a (in)famous politician. Only, they continue to have the unsettling feeling that there is a disconnect between something inside of them and the world that they inhabit, not in the least because they are the only person they know who has decided to come out as non-binary. CAPITULATE(!) follows them as they try to find some sort of self-actualisation in a world that would have them confined to binaries, archetypes, and norms, and the chaos that ensues for those around them when one person is left to fight the mindset of thousands.
This production aims to go beyond the confines of ‘representation’ on our stages at Yale - i.e., people of colour/trans people allowed to be present onstage, but responsible for neither the writing of the stories they are embodying, not the creative direction of the project. We are proud to have a POC and trans writer/director, and encourage other POC trans/queer artists to reach out about any production role you may be interested in, and/or to audition for the play.
Performance Dates & Times
November 3, 2022 - 8:00pm
November 4, 2022 - 8:00pm
November 5, 2022 - 2:00pm
November 5, 2022 - 8:00pm
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