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Blood Relative

All about Blood Relative

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We're connected by blood...for better and worse.

Blood Relative is a three-way inter-generational love story about having and making family when the myths of “loving family” fail us.

Image by Megan Bowers-Vette

“Family are the ones who will always be there for you"...unless they disapprove of you, or are dying, or can never be born.

Blood Relative is a solo autobiographical dramatic re-telling by genderqueer artist and fertility-challenged Ren Lunicke (of the award-winning dark comedy “Ze”: queer as f*ck!) featuring Ren’s disapproving radical evangelical mum and Ren’s beloved grandmother, whom they care-take in the months prior to her passing. All three generations struggle in the shadow of death to dominate the narrative of what makes a “happy family.” Constantly disappointed by their expectations for biological bonds, they must examine the power and possibility to redefine and remake "family" for oneself.

Coming to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada in 2018.