A world premiere, commissioned by Intrepid Theatre for the 10th anniversary of OUTstages.
Do you still remember every word of every song that ever changed your life? Are you already humming the tune of the first song that really made you cry? Do you still know all of the lyrics that you copied onto the pages of your journal in grade eight? Writer and performer Ivan Coyote has crafted a playlist of stories that sing to us about how they managed to discover a coded but very possible queer future hidden in the music coming out of the AM radio in the kitchen, lurking in their parent’s record collection, and leaking out of the lyrics in their elementary school musical. Combining Coyote’s equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking stories with long-time collaborator Clyde Petersen’s animations, Playlist will have you hitting rewind on your own list of songs that helped shape you.
Saturday, February 3rd’s performance will feature ASL interpretation. A limited number of free tickets for d/Deaf and hard of hearing patrons are available.
Sensory warnings: There are no sensory warnings for this show
Content warnings: Adult language, sexual content, drug/alcohol use
Please indicate any accessibility needs, including wheelchair accessible seating or if you require seating with no stairs, in the provided field. We will do our best to assign seating that works for you and get in touch if we have any questions. A Visual Guide for The Metro Studio has been created, and is current as of August 2023. View it here.
About the artists
Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, they are the author of thirteen books, the creator of four films, six stage shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Ivan’s stories manage to handle both the hilarious and the historical with reverence and compassion, and remind us all of our own fallible and imperfect humanity, while at the same time inspiring us to change the world. Ivan’s 13th book, Care Of, was released in June 2021 by McClelland and Stewart.
Creation/performance: Ivan Coyote
Animation and visuals: Clyde Petersen
Dramaturge and Director: Sean Guist
Lighting Design: Owen Schellenberger
Sound Design: Jeremy Park
Design Assistant: Zoey Collins
Free Youth OUTreach Tickets: A limited number of free tickets for queer youth and allies.
Pay-What-You-Ten Tickets: 10% of tickets are available for $10, in an effort to make theatre more accessible to equity-seeking groups, newcomers, artists & arts workers, and anyone for whom cost is a barrier. We believe the arts have something to offer everyone and we want to reduce financial barriers to our programming. No registration, forms to fill out, or questions asked. Just select the PWY10 ticket when booking online.
Arrival at the venue: The doors will open 30 minutes ahead of showtime. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the theatre.
Refunds: If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please stay home to help keep everyone safe. We are able to discuss refunds on a case by case basis due to health reasons before the performance. Please contact email@example.com. We are unable to arrange refunds after a performance has occurred.
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