Mar 29, 2024
Apr 7, 2024

Swimming with Lesbians

Written & Performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by David Schweizer

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GLAAD award winning writer and performer Marga Gomez will return to The Club at La MaMa with the world premiere of Swimming With Lesbians, her 14th one person show. Gomez’s multi-character romp is set aboard “The Celesbian” the most notorious cruise ship on the seas. Its passengers include Isabelle, an accident prone Lacrosse player yearning for her first Lesbian affair, perhaps with the ships commander Captain Debbie who claims “if you can shoot pool you can steer a ship,” or with Pru Perez the outwardly alpha but secretly meek bingo caller. Tea will be spilled when Pru’s old boarding school bully surprises her on The Lezzo deck. Adventure will turn to danger and endless buffets. Directed by David Schweizer.

Promo photos by Jim McCambridge
Production photos by Carmen Veronica

Written and Performed by Marga Gomez
Directed by David Schweizer
Illustrations: David Lawrence Hawkins
Creative team: Jackie Marchand, Sara Toby Moore, Monica Palacios, Ela Troyano

Marga Gomez is the writer/performer of 14 solo plays which have been produced in New York at La MaMa ETC, Dixon Place, Under The Radar Festival, as well as nationally and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe and Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. Her awards include the GLAAD Media Award for Theatre and the 2022 United States Artists Fellowship. Her acting credits include the Ars Nova production of Dr. Rides American Beach House and a guest role in Netflix Sense8. She was raised in Washington Heights in a show business familia. Marga is also a stand up comedian and has worked on a lesbian cruise ship (but NOT the ship in this show.)

David Schweizer is an internationally acclaimed theater and opera director. His numerous directing credits include The Mines of Sulphur , And God Created Great Whales (OBIE Award Winner), Los Big Names, Latin Standards, Caroline Or Change,and many more. Schweizer attended the Yale School of Drama, and has taught at  UCLA, NYU, CalArts, Circle In The Square, and Bennington College. Currently, he is working on his first feature film.

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