Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome

Nicolas Shannon Savard

OVERVIEW

RUN TIME

50 mins

VENUE & STAGE

Hermit Club

Grille

SHOW TIMES

7/25 @ 6:00pm
7/26 @ 9:00pm
7/27 @ 1:00pm
7/27 @ 8:15pm

Mask Requirements

Masks will be required for show on 7/27 @ 1PM

DETAILS

TYPE OF SHOW

National

Recommended For

Ages 14+

GENRE(S)

LGBTQ+,Storytelling Performance,One-Person Show

CONTENT WARNING

Themes of anti-LGBTQ violence and discrimination, themes of sexual harassment, audience interaction

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SYNOPSIS

What if I could do everything Fox News says I’m doing as a trans person?
Kind of an empowering thought, really… Obviously, I’d have to begin by gathering some recruits to help spread the “transgender agenda.” Consider this your official invitation to the 55th annual meeting of the Gender Deviants and Other Queer Folk of Ohio!

Part storytelling, part recruitment meeting, part puppet show, all heart and biting wit, Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome is a comedic takedown of anti-LGBTQ politics in 2024. This solo show blends jokes and physical metaphor to poke the holes in the logic underneath the misinformation surrounding trans identity and community currently circulating from the headlines to the legislature. Much like the transgender community, the show doesn't fit neatly into one box. It's a celebration of community and identity and a battle cry. The storytelling is both hilarious and heart-wrenching. Past audiences have described Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome as ""the softest sucker punch,"" “so truthful, so deeply resonant,” “engaging, educational, and emotionally moving.”

Written and performed by Nicolas Shannon Savard

Nicolas Shannon Savard - Lead Artist, Performer

Nicolas Shannon Savard

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Additional Info

Nicolas Shannon Savard, PhD (they/them) is a queer-trans multidisciplinary artist-scholar, educator, and host of Gender Euphoria, the Podcast, a series produced for HowlRound Theatre Commons. Since 2018, they have been touring their autobiographical solo shows, Five and a Half Feet of Fearsome and Un/Packing: A choose-your-own gender adventure, to colleges and fringe festivals. Their writings on solo and collaborative devised performance, disability aesthetics, and LGBTQ-inclusive pedagogies have been published in the Journal of Consent Based Performance, Theatre Topics, and Texas Theatre Journal.

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