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Confronting the Ghost of Willie Lynch: An Exorcism In Six Parts

QCC’s first National Queer Arts Festival


On May 17th and 18th, QCC (Queer Cultural Center) is hosting its first National Queer Arts Festival with Confronting the Ghost of Willie Lynch.


"Confronting The Ghost of Willie Lynch: An Exorcism In Six Parts," a horror inspired interdisciplinary piece created by Lisa Evans, follows a Black queer couple through the process of exorcising a demon who's anti-blackness is slowly overtaking the mind and spirit of one of the lovers. Inspired by the immersive and winding experiences of haunted houses, this work-in-progress showing will ask audience members will travel through the piece by moving through physical space featuring performers, art installations and video projections to experience how black queer love can act as a liberatory force.

Commissioned by Queer Cultural Center for the NQAF
Written and Directed: Lisa Evans
Assistant Direction and Cinematography: Sabaa Zareena
Choreography: Tierra Allen
Costume Design: The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins
Cast: Phaedra Tillery, Lucca Troutman, LA Bonet, The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins, Tierra Allen, Lisa Evans

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