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Zom-Fam ()

Produced by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Montréal, Arts Interculturels

Playwright: Kama La Mackerel
Director: Kama La Mackerel


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


November 3rd, 2022 – November 6th, 2022


In Mauritian Kreol, “zom-fam” means “man-woman” or “transgender.” This intimate solo brings to the stage Kama La Mackerel’s award-winning eponymous poetry collection. Through dance, storytelling, spoken word, and ritual, the piece weaves together ancestral voices, femme tongues, broken colonial languages, and a tender queer subjectivity, all of which grapple with the legacy of plantation servitude. (


Kama La Mackerel Performer

Creative Team

Kama La Mackerel Text
Kama La Mackerel Artistic Direction
Mathieu Leroux Dramaturgic Advisor
Sophie Gee Outside Eye
Jon Cleveland Lighting Designer
Evan Stepanian Sound Designer
Nalo Soyini Bruce Set Designer
Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy Associate Lighting Designer
Andrew Tay Choreographic Advisor
Rhodnie Désir Choreographic Advisor


Jon Cleveland Technical Director
Rachel Habrih Production Manager
Samira Banihashemi Head Technician
Matt Armour Install Crew
Frank Incer Install Crew
Kit Norman Install Crew
El Patey Install Crew
Amber Pattison Install Crew
Darren Shaen Install Crew
Diamond Srey Install Crew
Katherine Teed-Arthur Install Crew
Al Thomson-Hall Install Crew


Rebecca Vandevelde Production Manager
Conrad McLaren Technical Director