Alok Vaid-Menon

Monday, November 13, 2017
Performances at 7:00p and 9:00p, doors open 30 minutes before performances.

General Admission $25 / Center Members $20 / Students $15

Lyric Hall Theater
827 Whalley Ave, New Haven

Do transfeminine people matter beyond their entertainment value? In this performance situated at the place where the URL and IRL converge, Alok explores the sinister sides of trans visibility and our abusive relationship with the internet: How many facebook likes does it take to love yourself? How many followers does it take to feel less alone?

What would it mean to understand the internet – and the violence it inflicts – are real? Why do we call cis people looking at trans people progress?

Join for an evening of poetry, comedy, and experimental performance confronting heartbreak, digital alienation, and intimacy in the cyber world.

About the Artist

Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them) is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, educator, and entertainer. Their eclectic sense of style, political comedy, and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. Alok was recently the youngest recipient of the prestigious Live Works Performance Act Award granted to ten performance artists across the world. They have been featured on HBO, MTV, The Guardian, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and have presented their work at 300 venues in more than 30 countries.

Photo by Rhys Harper and Elif Kulick.