Gabe Maharjan and Rhiannon Collett. Photo: Laurence Philomene
By Rhiannon Collett
Isaac and Wasp meet at an abandoned church in the middle of the night. It’s an unlikely reunion: Wasp is a genderqueer revolutionary and Isaac is a punk turned abortion doctor. They have something in common – they’re both second generation survivors of a terrible tragedy. Angels, who look like giant wasps have been preying on their town, impregnating women on their 21st birthdays. Tonight is Wasp’s birthday and they aren’t going to go down without a fight, but things get complicated when Wasp’s lover Jayne shows up and extremely messy when Caroline, Isaac’s true believer girlfriend crashes the party. What does gender essentialism look like in the face of tragedy? How do we choose our destinies when they seem so predetermined?
"(Rhiannon Collett’s Wasp...) dreams of the lurid shapes resistance can take in a society where the forces of conformity are monstrously armed."Daniel Karasik