The Femme Playlist & I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me

By (author): Catherine Hernandez

From masturbation to motherhood, body shaming to burlesque, Catherine Hernandez reveals the reality of living as a queer woman of colour. Set to the music of her life, The Femme Playlist shows what it’s like to be sexy and proud, slutty and loud, queer and brown. I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me is an around-the-campfire guide to mourning and healing for women of colour. As a group of women share their stories around a campfire, they pray for each other and give as much strength as their bodies will allow.

In these two emotionally unrestrained plays, the author of Singkil and Scarborough vividly paints a portrait of what it means to be a radical queer brown mother.


Catherine Hernandez

Catherine Hernandez is a writer and theatre practitioner. As a past columnist for the National Post and the former head of Factory Theatre’s Education/Outreach/Publicity program, she has also worked as a marketer/publicist/educator for Native Earth Performing Arts, Theatre Passe Muraille, bcurrent, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, and others. Singkil, which premiered as part of Factory Theatre’s 2006/07 season, has garnered seven Dora Mavor Moore award nominations, including Best New Play, Independent Division. She is currently working on her newest play, Kilt Pins, and presenting her one-woman puppet show, Eating With Lola.


“It is so refreshing to see a woman celebrate her sexuality on stage while actively resisting the oppressive gazes that would objectify her doing so.”


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80 Pages
8.50in * 5.50in * .19in


May 22, 2018



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