DESIRE AND CREATION: AN ANTI-OPPRESSIONIST DREAM OF MOTHERHOOD
Queer Parenting and the Magic of Motherhood

Friday-Sunday, June 20th – 22nd 8:00pm
Jon Sims Center for the Arts

Tickets: $7-$12 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
JSC Info & Box (415) 554-0402

In Desire and Creation, Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter explores the concept of motherhood “within the context of race, homophobia, militarism, and patriarchy.” She says, “I am deeply curious about the untold stories of mothers and mothers-to-be. This performance will uncover the political and ethical dilemmas of choosing to bring life into a society that does not always love me or any child that I would birth as a queer-colored-single-woman. I believe in magic, miracles, love, universal spirit… and are those beliefs enough?” Trotter will leave audiences questioning their own assumptions about queer parenting and about the magic of motherhood in general. Written and performed by Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter, one of JSC’s The Best of AIRspace Artists in Residence.

Artist Biography

Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter explores the concept of motherhood “within the context of race, homophobia, militarism, and patriarchy” in the titled In Desire and Creation. She says, “I am deeply curious about the untold stories of mothers and mothers-to-be. This performance will uncover the political and ethical dilemmas of choosing to bring life into a society that does not always love me or any child that I would birth as a queer-colored-single-woman. I believe in magic, miracles, love, universal spirit… and are those beliefs enough?” Trotter will leave audiences questioning their own assumptions about queer parenting and about the magic of motherhood in general. Saun-Toy appearances on Bay Area stages include Brava, Theater Rhinoceros, Luna Sea, and Lorraine Hansberry Theater. She has served on LYRIC’s Board of Directors for the past three years and currently works as a psychotherapist at Huckleberry Youth Programs and drama therapist at St. Mary’s Hospital.