Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes
by jkjk

Dec. 04
Sunday

 

Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes is a love story with song told through the Queering of Viking mythology. Miya, a 30-something single mom, auditions for non-binary rocker Jonny’s band. Sparks fly between the two, but their flirting is interrupted by a robbery. Jonny’s bulldog Loretta Lynn and Miya’s comfortable Dansko clogs are stolen. The duo takes off on a wild chase across the city, trying to recover their precious belongings. Little do they know, Jonny’s roommate and bandmate Norena is weaving them into a love spell. This simple story of falling in love is wrapped up in questions of time, fate, and the supernatural. It is inspired by true Queer Norwegian histories and the story of Odinn’s quest for the mead of poetry. As in Odinn’s quest, we encounter twin robbers, angry giants, a little bit of magic, and a lot of love. 

 

 

jkjk (Jenny Larson-Quiñones and khattieQ) in partnership with the Trinity St Players invite you to a reading of the new script-in-progress, Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes. Join us for a reading and stay to give us feedback. Your input makes our work better.

by jkjk 
script by Jenny Larson-Quiñones

lyrics by jkjk & music by khattieQ y Anton Berrios

ABOUT THE TEAM:

Directed by jkjk. The cast features Kate Taylor as Miya, khattieQ as Jonny, Rosalind Faires as Gunnlod, and Christine Hoange as Norena. 

 

jkjk is married couple Jenny Larson-Quiñones y khattieQ. Their piece Catalina La O has played the Interplay Festival, was winner of the 2020 Vancouver Fringe New Play Prize, and premiered at the Vancouver Queer Arts Fetsival (2022). The performance-film has screened at OUTsider Festival and Ars Nova’s ANT Fest (2022). Catalina La O Presenta will premiere live in Austin February 2023 at OUTsider Fest. Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes was first developed with support from The Arts Club in Vancouver as part of the Emerging New Playwrights Unit, and as a Bill Millerd recipient. jkjk have also been artists in residence with the Nordic Arts Institute, Canadian Digital Dramaturgy Initiative with Playwright’s Theatre Centre, GVPTA Digital Connections cohort, NYC’s Workshop Theatre, and the 2022 New Harmony writer’s conference.

 

Desperately Seeking Comfortable Shoes
by jkjk (Jenny Larson-Quiñones and khattieQ)
jkjk

Sunday,
December 04, 2022
Crashbox
5305 Bolm Avenue (various)
Suite 12
Austin, TX, 78721

Sunday Dec 4, 2022 at 2 pm @ the CRASHBOX | 5305 Bolm Rd Unit #12, ATX 78721

 

Tickets are FREE! No reservation required.