Outburst Queer Arts Festival 2016
Roll up! Roll up!… Take aim… It’s a live target!
Having presented one of the most affecting and moving performances we’ve ever seen at last year’s Outburst, the incomparable Nando
Messias returns with a powerful new work.
Shoot the Sissy is a disturbingly beautiful freak show, a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.
How many ways are there to shoot a Sissy?
Confronting the everyday reality of danger of death for many queer people, performance artist Nando Messias pulls you, the audience, into the firing line. In response to the shootings in Orlando he asks, “do queer lives matter?”
Following on from his national tour of the acclaimed work The Sissy’s Progress, Messias invites you to witness secret insights into the murky depths of doubt, terror and dreams, bringing compulsive gazes closer to the bold fragility of his trademark body— a Sissy body.
Roll up! Don’t be shy…shoot the sissy.