In a spiky, angry duologue between ‘She’ and ‘He’, Dowie interrogates the labels with which society constricts everyone – gay, lesbian, straight, man, woman.
‘He’ has come over from America to study at a London University, and is out and proud, but he might fancy ‘She’ a bit. Particularly when ‘She’ is wearing a leather jacket, and making him wear a dress, because ‘She’ is determined to be anything she wanted to be, and wants to show him that you don’t have to be feminine or be masculine or wear a costume or buy a suit. Death and Dancing is about two people going dancing and the social categories of sexuality which try to pin them down.
Death and Dancing was first presented in 1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii.