Drama Tops is excited to use this Base Residency as a production residency for their new work, “Dads,” which explores Shane and Elby’s relationships to their fathers, their complex thoughts on becoming dads, and their queer, male thoughts of “getting a Daddy” and “turning into a daddy”.
As part of their research in fatherhood and leadership Drama Tops will be working on a new mentorship program called “Off the Lead” which invites their peers into space to have their own rehearsals during the residency. Drama Tops will be immersed in conversations with their peers about each other’s work as a way to share opportunities and be “arts daddies” for each other. This program aims to give queer people space to make and talk about their work while encouraging artists to “unleash” their artistic ideas and question hierarchical structures of mentorship. These works-in-process will be shown in the final “Off the Lead” showing and conversation as a part of Base’s Residency Program.
Location: Base, inside Equinox Studios (6520 5th Ave S)
Tickets (when available) and info here.