Jasper in Deadland is a pop-rock queer retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth
Jasper in Deadland is a pop-rock queer retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth

Tell us about your show.

Jasper in Deadland is a pop rock musical about a girl who jumps into the underworld to save her best friend/first love, and along the way comes across some very interesting and dangerous characters. The story was originally written as a hetero romance, but the New York writers have given special permission to explore this narrative through an intersectional lens.

Describe your show in three words.

Intriguing, dark, fresh.

Why should someone come see your show?

We at Awkward Stage believe in bringing stories that don’t get their chance to be told to the forefront, and giving opportunities to new emerging artists. Jasper in Deadland is a queer narrative with an intersectional cast and an almost all queer female production team.

If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Nightcrawler, because he’s the son of Azazel, a biblical angel/mutant so it fits with the mythological theme, and because of his dark outcast character.

If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this year, besides your own, what show would that be?

Poly Queer Love Ballad, because I love supporting fellow queer women artists.

The Details

Jasper in Deadland
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E Cordova St, Vancouver
Tickets: http://tickets.vancouverfringe.com
Website: awkwardstageproductions.com
Twitter: @awkwardstage 

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For Even More Information

The 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 6-16 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.