Queen B is a new play set in a future inspired by honeybee society.
The year is 2121, and cities have domed themselves off for better climate control. Inside these new urban hives, all agriculture is conducted in government-run greenhouses. Yet, when the robo-pollinators begin to experience a die-off similar to the now extinct honeybee, researchers are stumped. Desperate for any clue that will prevent another food shortage, they send someone to interview the last living beekeeper, a woman who goes by Queen B.
An immersive outdoor performance involving music, dance, and cuisine; Queen B explores the connected fates of humans and honeybees – bridging the gap between the dystopia we live in and the utopia we seek to create.
Queen B is set to premiere in Tamales y Bicicletas community garden (South Phillips neighborhood) in August 2019.
Creative team announcements forthcoming!
Written and Directed by ELLE THONI
Special thanks to:
Ricardo Levins Morales
Tamales y Bicicletas
UMN Bee Lab
Queen B is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.