Hannah Cheesman

Hannah Cheesman photo/foto: Cristhian Ávila

My German Lollipop

Through the lens of post-war German kitsch and pop culture, My German Lollipop is a reflection on feminism and sexual politics, as they relate to alternating expressions of shame and liberation. Using dance, voice, blue lederhosen, and a dj mash-up of Heidi Bachert's My Boy Lollipop, the piece seeks to examine how an individual grapples with inherited shame, when paired with the power of sexuality.

My German Lollipop was originally presented in Toronto at the Summerworks Theatre Festival of 2009, in collaboration with Pierre-Antoine Lafon-Simard, director and sound designer of this piece.


Hannah Cheesman is a is a theatre artist and student living in Toronto, Canada. She writes, dances, acts, and has recently begun working in performance art. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Toronto, where she is receiving her honours B.A.in Spanish and Latin American studies.


Video edited by Gray Wetzler

Additional Info

  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Mapa Teatro
  • Date: August 24, 2009
  • Country: Canada

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