The Orca's Silver Tongue as Told by the Manager of the Only Taco Bell in Juno
Role: Performer, 2018
Directed by Anna Lublina
Poem by Nina Budabin McQuown, adapted for stage by Anna Lublina, Lim Mui, Lilly Kaplan, and Nina Budabin McQuown
Music Composed by Lilly Kaplan
Cast: Lilly Kaplan, Lim Mui, Annie-Sage Whitehurst, Christopher Delacruz, Anqi Zhang, Victoria Rosser, Leigh Akin, Lemon Guo, Anna Slate
Performed at the Tank (NYC) as a part of the Exponential Festival, 2018, photo credit Effy Grey and Scott Shaw
The Story of the Orca’s Silver Tongue as Told by the Manager of the Only Taco Bell in Juno follows the epic tale of a whale god named Murder, the Manager of the only Taco Bell in Juno, and Frankie Bottomless, the former BFF who stole their gorgeous sparkling tongue and ran away to San Francisco. This narrative of shifting selves manifests as a transdisciplinary performance with a projected video essay, puppetry, and live choral soundscape. The cast assumes new bodies with each encounter, assembling a queer utopian world that envisions new modes for friendship, lust, and solitude.