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Cultural Arts Partnership: Boys Will Be Boys Saturday July 10 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT

Sandrell Rivers Theater
× Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater & International Choreographer Randolph Ward present CAP@SRT: ‘Boys Will Be Boys.’

**This event contains adult language & content. Viewer discretion advised. **

The complexities of American masculinity and boyhood come to the stage in a theatrical, vulnerable, and powerful world premiere dance evening presented by international Choreographer Randolph Ward.

Boys Will be Boys is an emotionally charged evening of dance that dissects and investigates the effects of toxic-masculinity on American boyhood. Featuring a multi-disciplined and diverse cast of four dancers, alongside one of Miami’s hottest Drag Artists, CC Glitzer. The evening showcases contemporary dance, tap, dance theater, drag, and vogue dance culture.

In a “call-and-response” military cadence, performers enter the theater space marching and chanting in formation. Themes such as Military indoctrination, fraternity culture, pack mentality, and fear of femininity begin to take shape and set the narrative for the evening. “Man up”, “Boys don’t cry”, and “take it like a man”, can be heard and are vocalized by performers.

In his own words, choreographer Randolph Ward states, “this work takes inspiration from my own life as a young black gay male, growing up in Liberty City and studying classical ballet. This work confronts a world dominated by masculine toxicity and explores the question: where is it safe for a man to express, to be gentle, to cry, to be seen? The socialization of boys is one that fosters and normalizes violence. This evening peels back the mask of masculinity”.

Copy Link to view trailer. https://vimeo.com/536954033

The performance runs 1 hour followed by a brief Q&A with Choreographer and Cast.

Follow Boys Will Be Boys on Facebook @boyrtwdance

About CAP@SRT: Fantasy Theatre Factory at the Sandrell Rivers Theater presents Cultural Arts Partnership (CAP). CAP seeks to form unique, program-driven partnerships with emerging and established cultural organizations or artists dedicated to the creation and presentation of innovative, thought-provoking, diverse, and/or new artistic work (theatre, dance, music, art, multidisciplinary) to be part of our season of the arts at the Sandrell Rivers Theater.

COVID-19 Protocol & Practices: Read our guidelines: https://www.sandrellriverstheater.com/reopening

ADA Accommodations: It is our policy to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend any Fantasy Theatre Factory event, please contact Evelyn Sullivan, 305-284-8800, evelyn@ftfshows.com, at least five (5) days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

Sponsors: This show is made possible with support from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, LCA Performing Arts, Unity Coalition, MUCE, and the Miami Urban Contemporary Experience. --