No Disrespect in the Ladybug Camper

Open to all at no cost

What to expect as an audience member

  • An outdoor unmasked play reading of a working script​
  • An opportunity to listen to a live play reading socially-distant and outside
  • We strongly recommend audiences bring blankets and chairs as we will be outside
  • If audiences cannot make it to the live performances we encourage folks to watch a recorded performance via YouTube (available to stream August 7th)​

The year is 2021 and the employees of Glamazon have had a “reEmersion” retreat created for them by their AI Human Resources manager, Alexis. The retreat is located on the coast of Washington and provides a backdrop for these unlikely friends to rediscover human connection in a post-pandemic world.

Mature themes

This script is best for audience members 13 and older.

Discussion of:

  • body dysmorphia
  • PTSD
  • self-harm/suicide
  • alcoholism

A production created by WWU On the Intersection Company

Theatre on the Intersection is a concept piece for underserved writers, performers, and emerging artists to explore and produce theatrical work with a supportive company. The production will explore the idea of being a person that lives in intersectionality; a human that doesn’t fit into one culture because they intersect so many.

Kimberlé Crenshaw (the lawyer and civil rights activist who coined the term intersectionality) defines it as:

the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.

Logo graphic of a sun rising over the top of theatre seats and the letters WST. The bottom of the graphic reads "Western Summer Theatre".
A person wearing a backpack sits on a log over a lushly forested river, looking up the river

I want to acknowledge that this gathering and celebration is being produced by this Western Washington University on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls me to commit to continuing to learn how to be a better steward of the land I inhabit as well.

It is important to acknowledge the long-standing history that has brought us all to reside on the land, and to seek to understand our place within that history. Land acknowledgements do not exist in a past tense, or historical context: colonialism is a current ongoing process, and we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation. It is also worth noting that acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol.

I would also like to recognize all the people who have built, created, and died in the process of this society being what it is today. The diasporic actions of the Euro colonizers have created damaging ripples in those communities that still require action to be taken.

Here in Bellingham Washington we recognize the Lummi, Semiahmoo and Nooksack tribes and their neighboring stewards the Samish, Stilliguamish, Sauk-Suiattle and Swinomish tribes.

Disability Accommodations

For disability accommodations, please contact the department presenting the event. Disability access information is available online at Parking Services, and further resources can be found by contacting Western's Disability Access Center.