Rye is a perennial grass that grows to 1.8 meters or taller. It is well-suited to establish roots in cosmopolitan environments and is a disease-resistant crop, which is cherished for its high-energy dancing and unique stage presence. When in human form, Rye is an intersex genderqueer performer who uses acrobatic contemporary moves to tell sentimental stories.
Rye has performed on Toronto’s best and queerest stages, bartops and park benches. They are currently participating in the 2021 Pride Toronto’s artist residency, and were a recipient of the Unsettling Dramaturgy Award. Rye always brings a full production and irresistible seduction, with their edgy mix of drag and burlesque. Follow them on instagram as @blue.wild.rye to stay up to date with their latest shows and projects and to keep up with how deep their grassroots run into anti-colonial activism.
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