Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC)and the Vancouver Fringe Festival are pleased to announce that Anais West and Sara Vickruck are the winners of the 2018 Fringe New Play Prize for Poly Queer Love Ballad. The Prize includes a free Mainstage spot at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe, the design and execution of a development process for the play with PTC’s Project Dramaturg Joanna Garfinkel, and a free spot in PTC’s how-to-produce-theatre seminar series, Block P.
Poly Queer Love Ballad is a new slam poetry musical. Anais West and Sara Vickruck merge pop folk songs and spoken word to create a raw, intimate, genre-bending theatre experience. The play follows Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, and Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter. With a microphone, loop pedal, an array of instruments, they struggle to reconcile their fierce mutual attraction with their opposing perspectives on sex. The show explores conceptions of polyamory, queerness, and the dynamics in relationships between women, while aiming to create a new representation of intimacy that isn’t confined by genre, medium, or societal obligations.