An absurd drag odyssey about the non-linear, non-binary experience of healing and levelling up.
Jake has been on a “mental health journey” for a while now.
Along the way, Jake crafted Lilium – a fluid, uninhibited entity that embodies everything they’re too scared to be
However, Lilium demands regular system upgrades.
Refusing to confront the old viruses that have accumulated over the years, Jake has abandoned Lilium in a liminal wasteland, hoping to wait it out until the battery dies.
But Lilium cannot die, instead choosing to embrace chaos, catharsis, and joy – whether Jake likes it or not.
After all, they were programmed that way.
From actor/writer Jake Matricardi comes Enter Lilium – an experimental drag odyssey about the non-linear, non-binary experience of healing and levelling up.
“Jake Matricardi is impossible to turn away from.” – Arts Review, See full review here
“Matricardi is a charismatic actor.” – Arts Review, See full review here
Content Warning: Discussion of mental health issues (anxiety, depression, ADHD), potential strobe lighting
Created and performed by Jake Matricardi (aka Lilium)
Image by Darren Gill
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.