Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and YOU
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Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and YOU

Humble Mumbles

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Two Jewish American activists. One sordid Jewish–Palestinian romance. One oppressive state! What will the heroines learn about Zionism, mismatched queer desires, cycles of abuse, political guilt-based objectification, and fantasies and realities of domination and submission? Find out more, in this rousing “comedy.”

Learn more about this show from Humble Mumbles company member Rebecca Katherine Hirsch over at the FringeArts Blog.

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Humble Mumbles is a many-pronged project of a pollyannaish–Machiavellian nature. As a multimedia storytelling project about Palestine and its many corollaries—such as trauma, guilt, injustice, sex and death—we strive to illuminate the libidinality of ho hum everyday politics. Our main frame is feminism. Our lay infrastructure is queer psychoanalytic, and our primary medium is podcast. The work addresses a variety of topics, but the main theme of each piece is a personal-political exploration of power and oppression. Sometimes we create lyrical anti-zionist academic screeds, apocryphal alternative grunge bands and dreamy, Richard Linklater-influenced talk-based theatre pieces such as this one (Bad Activist: Sex Politics, Palestine and You). Humble Mumbles: Quarreling with humility since 2014

Sept 16 at 7pm
The Art Church of West Philadelphia
5219 Webster St

Sept 17 at 7pm
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St

Sept 22 at 7pm
The Art Church of West Philadelphia
5219 Webster St

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$5 suggested / 90 minutes