Babel’d: A Contemporary Performance

Babel’d is an exploration of queerness, Mormonism, community, and memory through solo performance. Centering around a game of giant jenga, the audience pulls blocks randomly that trigger scenes; from questions asked while blowing bubbles, to a monologue by the ghost of Morris Young. Babel’d uses texts and visuals from interviews, anecdote, scripture, and Mormon history to ask: where do “peculiar and queer intersect?” While grounded in queer theory and Mormon history, this presentation uses performance epistemology to assert an alternative way of knowing— a knowing that comes through the lived experiences of queer Mormons in Mormon communities.

Kristin Perkins, Josh Allred