Sodom etc. The Sodomites with Flashlights

21 years ago this month the Sodomites with Flashlights presented Sodom etc. — a seminal piece of queer art. To  commemorate the anniversary, I will be posting excerpts, pictures and other material traces left by the show.

As the month goes by, just click  here to see everything posted about Sodom etc.

Cast of Characters

Andrew Griffin as Terence

Andrew Grimes Griffin wrote and directed Sodom etc.

Terence(Forneus): played by Andrew Grimes Griffin. A fallen angel. A Sodomite. Sióg (a fairy). He has lived with the Celts in Ireland before migrating to Canada where he has lived in Prince Edward Island and Ottawa. Associated with the Queen of Cups, The Moon, The World and the Hanged Man.

Carl Stewart as Belphegor

Carl Stewart also designed and produced the costumes.

Belphegor(Belle): played by Carl Stewart. A fallen angel. A Sodomite. He has lived with the Ancient Greeks, in the Court of Louis XV and Montreal. He is associated with the Queen of Pentacles, The Tower, The Wheel, and The Chariot. He is known as the seducer of mankind and a Moabite god of licentiousness.

Michael Leon as Azazel

Michael Leon also wrote and performed the music.

Azazel(Zazie): performed by Michael Leon. A Fallen Angel, associated with the Islamic Angel Iblis who asked, “Why should a child of fire bow down to a child of clay?” A Sodomite. He is a musician and has never been incarnate. He is associated with The Queen of Wands, The Devil, The Lovers and The Fool. He is credited with teaching men how to make swords and shields and women the art of make-up application.

Melanie Willis as Sariel

Melanie Willis also contributed writing to Sodom etc.

Sariel(Sari): played by Melanie Willis. A Fallen Angel. Bean síghe (a fairy woman). A Sodomite. She has lived with the Celts, the Greeks, the Native Americans, and currently resides with the rest of Sodomites in Ottawa. She is associated with the Queen of Swords, Temperance, Judgement and The Magician. In the war in Heaven Sariel lead one of the 4 Towers, or fighting units, against god.

Gilbert Gignac as Lot's Wife

Gilbert Gignac also produced the fallen angel backdrop.

Lot’s Wife: played by Gilbert Gignac. A fearsome drag queen.

Barb Lougheed as The Sock Puppet Sodomites

Barb Lougheed also contributed writing to Sodom etc.

The Sock Puppet Sodomites: played by Barb Loughheed. Our own little Greek Chorus.

Robb Cannnon Stage Manager

Robb Cannon provided technical support for sound and lighting.

Stage Manager: Robb Cannon.

As the month goes by, just click  here to see everything posted about Sodom etc.

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