WILLEMSTAD - Splendid Hofi Cas Cora will host the Curaçao premiere of theater show 'Shrew Her' on Thursday November 28. Playwright and director Ira Kip creates an adaptation of one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays: Taming of the Shrew. From a queer-lens, Ira explores whether the existing traditional Western marriage structures, as we know them, are still applicable in our society and especially in the LGBTQ+ community. Which in turn, are linked to the influences of the digital world that is tearing up the social fabric of our society.
What is gender identity and how can we redefine our gender standards in the 21st century? Because, what do you gain when you become part of an institute or system? With these questions in mind and together with 5 LGBTQ players using their personal stories, they explore their gender identity.
Ira Kip, known on Curaçao and Aruba as one of the founders of the youth project Art Rules brings a multidisciplinary theater performance with influences from fashion, dancehall music and visual media. Shrew Her invites the audience to play a participating role and to make them part of the process during the performance. A short follow-up discussion will be held after each performance. The importance of Shrew Her is to break through established patterns in gender thinking and doing.
Shrew Her takes place November 28 + 30 at Hofi Cas Cora. This magnificent location, known for its unique events, is sure to be the grounds for a YOU HAD TO BE THERE type of experience. So make sure you do not want to miss out on this experience!
The show starts at 8 p.m. TICKETS for the show are available at Hofi Cas Cora, Mensing's Caminada and kiprepublic.com. They go for 25 ANG.
KIP REPUBLIC is a multidisciplinary collective that produces art and education projects within all creative industries. Storytelling forms the basis of everything we make and share. This is done at all times with the people by the people for the people.