MADE IN SEATTLE:

BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!

BY DRAMA TOPS

SEP 15 – 18 + 22 – 25 | 7:30PM

12th Ave Arts | 1620 12th Ave

$30 – Standard | $20 – Subsidized | $50 – Patron

Duration: 1:15 hour with brief intermission

21+ event | Tickets are limited

Drama Tops’ newest voyeuristic endeavor reflects on our queer elders, generational traumas, pop music, white privilege, and PrideTM branded rainbow OREOs. We are just two queers grappling with life’s biggest questions; Are we hot enough to survive in this economy? Queer commodification will make you rich if you’re pretty and white… but aren’t we? How do we deal with being half victim, half perpetrator? We wrestle, push, and scream into each other’s bodies searching for answers as we flirt with the surreal. Watch us take control of our queer lives in “Boys! Boys! Boys!”

“AAAAGHHHHHH!!!!! I’m clearing my September.”

– BenDeLaCreme

Boys Boys Boys! Is underwritten by John Robinson, with additional support from our awesome community of individual donors, sponsors, and advocates. This project is a part of Velocity’s 2022-23 Made in Seattle new work incubator, which received support from the Western Arts Federation’s American Rescue Plan Relief Fund.

ARTIST BIOS

Drama Tops was born from the artistic partnership of Elby Brosch and Shane Donohue. They began making work together five years ago with the creation of a solo on two bodies. The dynamic between their trans body and cis-ish body has created beautiful moments of frustration, competition, tenderness, and comedy. Drama Tops blends the worlds of nightlife and concert modern dance to create an interesting and unique blend of accessible, funny modern dance. You may have seen the Drama Tops perform in their self produced show, Drama Tops, this is for you, at Washington Hall, at On the Boards in Northwest New Works, at Velocity in Fall Kick Off, at Kremwerk in Family Meal and Catharsis, in Heels! At Cha Cha, and at a pop up party at Photon Factory. You may have seen the Drama Tops perform in their self produced show, “Drama Tops, this is for you”, at Washington Hall, at On the Boards in Northwest New Works, at Velocity in Fall Kick Off, at Kremwerk in Family Meal and Catharsis, in Heels! At Cha Cha, Sissy Butch, High F@ggotry, and more.

Photo by Stefano Altamura / Salt Photo

ELBY BROSCH

ELBY BROSCH

Elby Brosch (he/him) is a dancer and choreographer who moved to Seattle after receiving his BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois. He is the co-creator and co-choreographer of the Drama Tops, a queer performance duo with Shane Donohue. Drama tops has produced their own work and has been presented by On The Boards in Northwest New Works and by Velocity Dance Center in Fall Kick Off and Next Fest Northwest, as well as Heels! at Cha Cha, Family Meal, and Catharsis. He is also a performer in Scott Shoemaker’s “:PROBED”, and BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon’s Holiday Special in the live show and on Hulu, as well as with Christin Call, Mark Haim, Dylan Ward, Babette DeLafayette Pendleton, Shannon Stewart, and Alyza DelPan-Monley. Elby is honored to be a Velocity Dance Center “Made in Seattle” Artist alongside his bff, Shane.

Photo by Stefano Altamura / Salt Photo

SHANE DONOHUE

SHANE DONOHUE

Shane Donohue (he/they) is a Seattle based dance artist currently working as co-top with Drama Tops. He currently runs 10 degrees Art + Events in Georgetown and works closely with zoe | juniper as a dancer and rehearsal director. He has set work with, and for, Zoe Scofield at the University of Washington, Strictly Seattle, Whim W’him, Bard Summerscape’s production of “Le Roi Arthus” in 2021. His work has been seen in Next Fest Northwest. He also works as an artistic collaborator and performer with Kim Lusk, Kinesis Project, Scott Shoemaker’s “:PROBED”, and BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon’s Holiday Special in the live, national tour and on Hulu. Shane is honored to be a Velocity Dance Center “Made in Seattle” Artist alongside his bff, Elby.

Photo by Stefano Altamura / Salt Photo

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