An exploration of the gender binary, and our attractions to and repulsions from its hierarchies, Re-lease gained its name from that exact action: releasing, refreshing, starting anew.
“Few creators and casts can toe such a delicate, unspoken line between stage and sincerity. As such, Re-lease is a triumph of devised experimental theatre …”
“[Re-lease] defies narrative; it’s not telling a specific story, it’s telling a story we all share as human beings.”
Via No Proscenium:
“[The cast] dances with unapologetic rawness and a degree of surprising empathy.”
The piece functions less as a play and more as a performance art piece strung together with text, personal recounts, dance and movement.
Discussed here by director Meredith Treinen, with whom I previously worked on Grief, Re-lease is “a personal exploration of our own experiences with gender — how we identify with it, how we participate in it, how it effects our every day,” and in turn, how do we release each other and ourselves from the gender binary?
“At its core it’s about dialogue, conversation and sharing experience. In some ways, it feels like a ritual, to share with each other.” — Director Meredith Treinen