something in the water
Do you want to play a game?
Enter the mind of Grumms, who doesn’t see themselves in the Barbies or G.I Joes they play with. Instead, Grumms finds
solace in their superhero comic books – a pastime they share with their Dad. When Grumms transforms into a horrible squid-like monster (think Creature from the Black Lagoon meets The Muppets) they must hide their secret
identity and disguise as a “normal, human woman”. Cartoonish chaos ensues,
and only by being their true self can Grumms become the superhero they’ve always wanted to be.
With puppetry, live feed video and audience interaction,
Something in the Water is a playful and absurd exploration of gender identity, coming out and growing up “normal”.
Created at the LookOut Arts Quarry through collaboration with Deanna Fleysher, Something in the Water explores creator/performer S.E. Grummett's real-life experience coming out and transitioning at transgender/non-binary. The show premiered at the Saskatoon Fringe in 2019 and toured to the Rogue Mini Festival.