The Life and Death of Fred Herko

THE LIFE
AND DEATH
OF FRED HERKO

 
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ABOUT

In 1964 a queer contemporary dancer named Fred Herko jetéd out the window of his ex-lover’s apartment – naked and high on speed at the age of 28.

The Life and Death of Fred Herko is an interdisciplinary and site-specific performance that sheds light on a footnoted figure in queer history. The show re-imagines Herko’s tragic ‘suicide performance’ in order to find the utopian potential in his story.

The Life and Death of Fred Herko is Supported by the Canada Council for Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Festival Policy.

 

“…The production exudes a loose, boho-chic vibe that’s casual and playful. The climactic scene is staged with a touch of grandeur, and features Price’s haunting version of a contemporary song about fame”

- GLENN SUMI (NOW MAGAZINE)

 

CAST / CREATIVE TEAM

Claire Burns Director
Natalie Liconti Creator, Producer, Writer
Kit Simmons Stage Management
Taylor Young Production Management
James Knott Set and Installation Design
Devon Bate Sound Design
Darah Miah Lighting Design
Joyce Padua Costume Design
Irma Villafuerte Choreographer
Oliver Price
The Dancer
Sochi Fried
The Poet
Andrew Cheng
The Artist
Daniel Carter
The Lover

SPECIAL THANKS

Steph Raposo
Charissa Wilcox
Brian Quirt
Susanna Fournier
Workman Arts
Theatre Passe Muraille
Outside the March
YorkU
Bonnie Thomson
JTP Show Services
Solar Stage
Kaleb Robertson
Lina Beaudin
Alex Flack
Jessica Haggeman 
Kathleen Gallivan