Get to Know: Nathan Gebhard and Kris Gebhard

20% Theatre Company is thrilled to announce Q-STAGE – a new, experimental series showcasing the work of local queer artists/performing groups. As a company we recognize that “queer” can mean vastly different things to different people. To us, “queer” is a term of radical self-definition – and can relate to personal gender or sexual identity, history, presentation, artistic approach and/or content, and so much more.

Six shows were chosen out of 14 applications, and you are about to read about one of them! We reached out to Nathan Gebhard and Kris Gebhard, creators of Trust in Chaos. Here’s what they had to say.


What attracted you to the Q-Stage opportunity?

We’ve always come together over music, but we’ve never combined our respective talents in poetry and dance to see how they compliment, provoke and dare each other. Inspired by what Kris’s recovery has brought to each of us, we knew we had something to share.


What was the most surprising or exciting discovery you made during the rehearsal process?

There’s a lot of honesty in just letting yourself be.


If your play/performance piece had a theme song, what artist would sing/play it?

The Bad Plus


Describe your show in 5 words or less:

We dare you to dream.

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