A Pirate and a Cowboy Walk Into a Bar...

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Image by Ty Liebelt

A digital experiment in queer storytelling

There are 3 kinds of stories.

Stories we tell each other. Stories we tell ourselves.

And the stories we never notice because we’re too busy telling stories.

But in a lonely little apartment somewhere, there’s a lonely little queer trying to find themselves... in a queer history that no one ever noticed.

'A Pirate And A Cowboy Walk Into A Bar... ' is a one-of-a-kind digital theatre experiment.

Ty Liebelt (whalespiel) needs your help to tell an old and tired story in an impossibly new way. A medley of improvised spoken word, digital art, music, a side of queer history and a few vulnerable moments.

It’s a show about figuring things out.

Disclaimer: Despite what its title implies, 'A Pirate And A Cowboy Walk Into A Bar... ' cannot guarantee a satisfactory punchline or witty conclusion. Each performance will be unique and is likely to end accordingly.

Ty Liebelt is a queer neurodivergent artist with many years’ experience as a performer and educator. In recent times, they’ve focussed their practices toward on-a-whim from-scratch projects, including a spoken word album (Note To Self Unending) and 2 poetry mini-collections (This Poetry Is A Chew Toy & Liminal Sketch Crisis). Their collective body of work as ‘whalespiel’ is founded on the idea that there are no protagonists. Just minor characters given a chance to speak.

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Accessibility

Relaxed Performance
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 24, 26, 29, 31 Jan, 2, 5, 7, 9 Feb | Tue, Thu, Sun | various times
DURATION 1hr 15m

Tickets

FULL $8.00
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange

Location

Midsumma Digital Event

midsumma.org.au

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Event notes

INFO

New Work

WARNINGS

Coarse language, Reference to drug use, Suicide references, potential for sexual references, potential for descriptions of violence, discussions of queerphobia/transphobia,

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