The Life and Death of Fred Herko

THE LIFE
AND DEATH
OF FRED HERKO

 

Synopsis

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 research and development of The Life and Death of Fred Herko is generously being supported by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Cast

Oliver Price The Dancer
Sochi Fried
The Poet
Andrew Cheng
The Artist
Daniel Carter
The Lover

Production Team

Claire Burns Direction
Kit Simmons Stage Management
Taylor Young Production Management
James Knott Set and Installation Design
Devon Bate Sound Design
Darah Miah Lighting Design
Eric Kostiuk-Williams Poster Design