NYET Again

A cabaret of Canadians concerned about Chechnya

Co-presented with Qmunity, BC’s Queer Resource Centre

May 8, 2017, Granville Island Stage

In 2013 after Putin introduced his anti-gay “propaganda” laws in Russia, Zee Zee asked playwrights from all over Canada to create 10 minute pieces in response. The result was tremendous and we were able to send thousands of dollars to the Russian LGBT Network who were funding people’s legal battles.

We are now in 2017 and with reports of gay concentration camps in Chechnya, and Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov wanting to “eliminate” Chechnya’s gay population by May 26, we have no choice but to organize…

All proceeds from this event will be donated to Rainbow Railroad who are working with the Canadian government and assisting in getting queers out of Chechnya.

    Featuring new work by Bronwyn Carradine, Dave Deveau, Peter Dickinson, C. E. Gatchalian, Sky Gilbert, Nicola Harwood, Allan Morgan, Deborah Williams.

    Also featuring a panel discussion moderated by C.J. Rowe with Zdravko Cimbaljevic, Sharalyn Jordan & Rainer Oktavianus

    Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.