Que Será Será
Whatever Will Be Will Be
Written and Performed by
Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller)
A Work-In-Progress Reading
Saturday & Sunday,
May 9 & 10, 7 pm
229 Greenkill Ave., Kingston NY
$10 Cash tickets at the door
A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression.
This multi-media show chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from childhood in the 1950s to adulthood.
Written & Performed by Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller)
Script Editor & Poster: Raine Grayson
Why Que Será, Será, and why now?
We are in a time of deep discord and danger for many marginalized people. The sands are shifting for the LGBTQ community and there seems to be no stable ground. While I’ve often felt both angry and terrified about the actions of the current administration, my heart and my experience tell me that along with the necessity of direct political action, there is nothing like personal story to affirm common experience and build bridges, and that sharing my personal story will help move us in that healing direction.
I started on Que Será, Será over a year ago and presented it in a nascent form 12 times in April 2018 at the Lace Mill artists’ residence in Kingston. It was just a 30-minute slide/talk about growing up Queer with some pretty scary statistics about how things have been changing under the current administration. Although still in a formative state, the feedback I received was profound. Many audience members communicated how strongly they were moved by QSS and encouraged me to grow the piece.
Patt Blue, Photographer
In Zelda’s satirical sketch of becoming a Lesbian, she travels from hilarious childhood experience to adventures at an orthodox Jewish woman’s dance event. She will have you in stitches and bring a blush to your face. Her timing is impeccable in this one-woman show with projected images.
Bobby Sabella, Percussionist, 56
I thoroughly enjoyed Zelda‘s show Que Será, Será. It touched a lot of feelings and emotions in me. Zelda’s presentation and message was candid, fearlessly honest, thought-provoking, emotional, and humorous. Her show is an important and beautiful message to the human race.
By revealing her own experience, Zelda has successfully provided me with a channel to the memory of my feelings that I wanted to hide for such a long time. Now I know that I don’t need to keep these feelings secret - I can be either gender as I choose. Physical definition does not matter. What matters is the joy of life. I appreciate Zelda’s courage and creativity to present “Que Será, Será” which, for me, was such a powerful experience.
About the Author/Performer
Zelda is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender.
Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será. She was also awarded an NEA Arts Management Fellowship in Theatre and a Fractured Atlas Development Grant. She produces Zelda's Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region.
As the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC Zelda produced and performed in special constituency projects, including the groundbreaking Women’s Prison Project. She performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, and with the TMI Project in Kingston. Zelda was profiled in The Daily News; the subject of feature articles in Mann About Town magazine, Home News Tribune, In Brooklyn, The Park Slope Paper, The Wave, and The Daily Sitka Sentinel, featured on NY-1 Television. Zelda is published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, American Theatre magazine, Ecosexuality: When Nature Inspires the Arts of Love, and she is a contributor to the Queeries Blog and Zine.
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.
Que Será, Será: A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Que Sera, Sera must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only. Any contribution above the value of the goods and services received by the donor is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.