“Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!”
An original, evening length musical by DavEnd
“A pitch-perfect combo of the effervescent and deadpan, in a comedy that actually asks stark present-day questions about difference, acceptance, and validation of the self.”
-Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian
“I left it reeling, certain that it is one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen, “Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes” is a tender battle cry for keeping it radical-real, for daring to love oneself, and finding the mad strength in vulnerability and the heart in heartbreak. Go see it!”
-Michelle Tea, Author, Radar Productions
“While light and fluffy for those wishing a glittery night out on the town, there is also a dense and emotionally adept through line as well… some of the songs have the potential of End-ing up as classic anthems of queer identity…”
-Danny Nicoletta, Photojournalist, Gay Rights Activist
At a time when burgeoning mainstream gay media representations outweigh images of real sustainable queer and trans role models, comes “Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!” by DavEnd. Intense, passionate, and hilarious, this new theatrical experience explores what it means to grow up and live conspicuously queer.
Set in the magical forest of one queer artist’s imagination, “Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!,” follows our heroine, DavEnd, as she attempts to write a musical despite her own fears of scarcity and the taunting words of Officer Homo. With the help of her Fairy Drag Mother, DavEnd is introduced to a cast of well dressed homosexual clichés– Fruitcake, Flamer, Pansy, and Pussy – and suddenly the musical takes on a life of its own as they take the pages of her discarded script and decide to put on their own show. With singing pink cakes, dancing mirrors, and couture genitalia, all brought to life through DavEnd’s signature sound and storytelling, “Fabulous Artistic Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!”, lives up to it’s title, and more!
DavEnd is a tender-hearted, genderqueer, accordion-weilding songwriter, performing artist and costume designer based in San Francisco. DavEnd has released two studio albums (How To Hold Your Own Hand, Fruits Commonly Mistaken For Vegetables) and for the past 7 years, has been touring extensively in the U.S., performing at queer teen centers, festivals, colleges, theatres and backyards. Most recently, DavEnd has produced 2 sold out runs of her original musical, “Fabulous Artist Guys Get Overtly Traumatized Sometimes: The Musical!”, costume designing and dancing in production numbers for songwriter Kimya Dawson, appearing in Taylor Mac’s epic 5 hour play, ‘The Lily’s Revenge,’ and touring the country as a part of Sister Spit.