The Pink Line

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What’s it like being a person of colour and being queer in a community where whiteness and queerness are synonymous? Where do you fit when your black hair and brown body mark you out as alone in a sea of fairer limbs and blonde undercuts? What does chosen family look like, when no one in your chosen family looks like you, or can’t speak your language, or cook your food? How do you love when who you love is kinda… racist?

The Pink Line is a funny and probing new performance exploring racism in Vancouver’s queer community, collectively created by Jotika Chaudhary, Jahanzeb Kazi, Dora Ng, Anoushka Ratnarajah and Johnny Wu, guided by Fay Nass and C. E. Gatchalian. We will explore notions of home, feelings of isolation, and delve into our heartfelt and hilarious stories about our families as queer folks of colour. Prepare yourself for honesty, laughter and theatrical magic.

Created and performed by Jotika Chaudhary, Jahanzeb Kazi, Dora Ng, Anoushka Ratnarajah and Johnny Wu
Facilitated by Fay Nass and C. E. Gatchalian
Directed by Fay Nass
Creative Consultant: Jonathan Seinen

ASL interpretation has been booked for this event.

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Entry to all QAF events requires membership to the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are available for $2 online, or a $1-$5 slide scale at the door. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your new card.


This project began with a two-day workshop in March 2016, led by queer Taiwanese artist-activist and facilitator Jen Sung. The workshop was free and open to all community members.

This project is supported by the BC Ministry of International Trade.

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