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Honey Dew Me

Photography: Christopher Snow

A theatre decentred Production
Created & Performed by Kyle Cameron & Axandre Lemours
Created & Directed by Luke Brown
Sound Design & Stage Management by J Hopkins

Ottawa, Ontario
45 minutes | M


SYNOPSIS

It’s 1960s Ottawa and Herbert and Tom are in love. Queer people are considered a threat to national security; they are spied on, interrogated, publicly outed, and fired from their jobs. As police officers working in the public eye, they’re on the lookout for places of refuge that accept them for who they are.

Their colleagues are looking too.

The Honey Dew Coffee Shop, on the corner of Rideau and Sussex, is a site of both freedom and danger: of true love and pure hatred.

Honey Dew Me is inspired by true stories of the government-led persecution of queer people that occurred from the 1950s to 1990s, and in many ways continues today. 

“This political, cultural and historical account of what it was like to be a gay public servant in the 1960s in Canada is brilliant.“ – Apt613

 

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SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, February 6 at 9:30pm
FRIDAY, February 7 at 8:00pm
Library Studio

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*This year, tickets are a “Pick Your Price” model.  All tickets are general admission and priced at $5, $20, $50 & $75.  Choose your own price, no questions asked.  Read more about it here.


THE ARTISTS

Axandre Lemours (he/his) – Creator & Performer
Born and raised in Ottawa, Axandre works as a fundraiser for the Liberal Party of Canada and has been involved in Ottawa’s theatre scene for four years. Mainly dabbling in musical theatre (Orpheus Musical Theatre, ASNY Productions, Theatre Kraken) he recently made the jump to prose in TotoToo Theatre’s production of Love and Human Remains this past March.

Kyle Cameron (he/his) – Creator & Performer
Kyle is a drag performer and theatre artist. Born in Antigonish, NS, he did his B.A. in Fredericton, NB, and is currently studying for his Master’s in Theatre at the University of Ottawa. Previous credits: Sad Ibsen Theatre’s Bless You Bonaparte, The Beast’s Library (Ottawa Fringe); theatre decentred’s Honey Dew Me (Fresh Meat). Remember to tip your local Queens!

Luke Brown (he/his) – Creator & Director
Luke’s work is informed by his Master’s thesis on the queerness of theatre. He has worked as an actor and Assistant Director at the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Artistic Director of 5th Company Lane, and is the Manager of Development and Membership at Great Canadian Theatre Company. theatre decentred credits: Honey Dew Me (Fresh Meat 2017), Re:Construct (Ottawa Fringe 2018).

J Hopkins (they/theirs) – Sound Designer & Stage Manager
J has been an artist in Ottawa for over 4 years. With a degree from the Algonquin College Theatre Arts program, J has credits in stage management, performance, and design. They can’t wait to help develop more queer works. Some favorite credits include Lo (Or Dear Mr. Wells) (GCTC), Macbeth (GCTC), Fierce (Black Sheep Theatre), and Bent (TotoToo Theatre).