A Workshop Production
ONE NIGHT ONLY! An outrageous one-Queen drag show from the Queen of the Rodeo, Thanks Jem. This Cherstravaganza uses personal narratives mixed with diva-licious lipsyncs as this self-confessed cool mom dives into her childhood in the foster system as a two-spirit, indigenous kid. She’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you’ll give Thanks to Jem as they make you confront your white privilege. Originally commissioned by Zee Zee Theatre with support from Quelemia Sparrow, Dave Deveau and Cameron Mackenzie. Funded by the BC Arts Council’s Arts Impact Grant.
Commissioned by ZeeZee Theatre
Visuals by Matthew Leaf
About the artist:
She’s an unapologetic, Deninu K’ue First Nation, two-spirit cool mom! With more than a decade of creative ventures Jem made her mark in the East-Van Queer Community when she became the first Miss Cobalt in 2012. She has continued to make an impact with her platform by living her truth and calling out White People for privileged behaviours. While she makes us laugh, performs from the back of a moving truck, and bakes us cakes on stage, remember that her life, and her existence is radical. Her experience is important and her truth is a priority. Most recently, Jem was the star subject of “Queen of the Rodeo” – hit breakout single by pop star and Lone Ranger: Orville Peck!