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TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix

2021 Festival

Number of Acts: 1
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Number of Principals (Trans / GNC): 2
Total Cast Size: 6
Orchestra Breakdown:

Keys, Bass, Drums, Guitar (these are actor musicians who play the band characters in the script), Keys 2

Casting Notes:

This is a cast of 6 people who are not cis men. T and L should be women, but don’t have to be cis women. Most importantly, the cast needs to defy the traditional cis, white, femme, skinny, able-bodied, male gaze inspired concept of queer women in media.

Genre & Style:

fantasy-driven, irreverent, queer, rock musical



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Synopsis

TL;DR: Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix is a fantasy-driven, irreverent, rocking meta-analysis of queer women in media that asks “why do strong female characters always gotta die?”. The cast and band made up of 6 queer folks defy the traditional cis, white, femme, skinny, able-bodied, male gaze-inspired concept of queer women in media. We start with T and L suspended in mid-air over the Grand Canyon – they promptly make out and then, with the help of their newfound queer community (The Band), seek a queer future that has never been modeled for them, the happy ending they deserve.