Kill Your Lovers in New York City

Kill Your Lovers is a video/theatre hybrid exploring pornography, the queer female gaze and the ethics of what turns us on. First presented at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre’s Rhubarb Festival in February 2017, we are now touring it to the Fresh Fruit Festival at The Wild Project in New York. 

We are collective of Vancouver-based theatre artists. The festival is a phenomenal opportunity for our work to be showcased on an international scale, however we only receive a small percentage of the revenue from ticket sales. This is where you come in.

Your donations will go directly to paying our artists and covering material costs, such as props and set-pieces. In an industry in which artists like ourselves (queer, female, some of whom are people of colour) are marginalized, we must often self-produce or risk not having our stories told. 


An aspiring camera operator finds herself on set for a femdom porno starring pornstar/director Gillian De Rey. Her co-star is Charlie, a big-name porn actor facing disturbing allegations on social media. As they start shooting, the camera operator and the audience become voyeurs in a morally ambiguous act of sexual violence.

Our team:

The show is a collaboration between playwright Anais West and video designer Shauna Griffin. It's directed by Fay Nass (Unveiled, Lascivious Something), stage managed by Angelica Schwartz (Hidden) and features Nneka Croal (When We Rise, The Arrangement), Jeff Gladstone (Drawing Home, The Killing), and Sara Vickruck (Circle Game, Love Bomb).


At The Fresh Fruit Festival
Part of After Hours:  A Evening of NSFW One-Acts

July 21st 2017 at 9pm
July 22nd 2017 at 9pm

At The Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

Tickets are $18 at and at ovation tickets:

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  • Brenda Gladstone 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • N'Gai Croal 
    • $345 
    • 58 mos
  • Lucy Pratt-Johnson 
    • $20 
    • 58 mos
  • Ted Steeves 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Yvette Dudley-Neuman 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
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Anais West 
Vancouver, BC