Friday June 17th, 2022 Nightowl Toronto Doors @ 7:30PM Show @ 8:30PM
Sbiders From Marz Productions welcomes you to the world premiere of their production There’s Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You, live at Nightowl Toronto and streamed online. This original interdisciplinary performance features Aura Giles, Kelsey Cross and Maren Kathleen Elliott for an evocative evening of queer storytelling through movement, music, digital art, and visual culture.
This performance is about resilience, self-expression, making beauty out of pain, and finding joy through life.
After performing and spearheading art shows in Toronto and Ottawa Pride over the last few years, co-creator/producer Maren Kathleen Elliott noticed a theme of biphobia and bi-erasure coming from within the Queer community. The irony of this experience has been painful.
Research suggests Bisexuals suffer worse mental health outcomes than heterosexuals, lesbians & gay men. This includes higher rates of anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, higher reports of self harm and suicidal thoughts. Bi+ individuals are also far less likely to be out to the people in their lives (including friends, family, and healthcare providers) compared to gay or lesbian members of the LGBT+ umbrella. These outcomes are often linked with experiences of Bi-erasure and Bi+-antagonism (biphobia).
The inspiration for this show came from a desire to celebrate and showcase bisexual+ identity and to combat bi erasure. Since then, it has morphed into something very bi-driven but inclusive to all identities– propelled by the power of expression as a deeply human means to navigate the ups and downs of life. After all, we all have a story to tell. We would love to tell you ours.