with Robbie Acklen, Lauren Bakst, Lauren Denitzio, Paul Legault, Ita Segev, and Julia Steinmetz; visuals by Joshua Thomas Lieberman; website by Alex Rodabaugh; supported by commissioning funds from NYU Skirball
The One Archives at University of Southern California, February 2021

Department of Performance Studies at New York University, February 2021

The Gay Divorcees is a band of real-life queer divorcees who came together during a pandemic to write songs about getting into and out of state-sanctioned intimacy in the 21st century. Throughout February 2021, The Gay Divorcees streamed their album of songs over the toll-free number 1-855-GAY-DIVO and occupied a billboard in Brooklyn, NY on the corner of Atlantic and Classon Avenues. On Sunday, February 14th, they teamed up with the One Archives at USC to present a remote Valentine’s Day listening party with performances, readings, and other surprises. On Thursday, February 25th, a group of queer theorists offered responses to the project in an online event hosted by the Department of Performance Studies at NYU.

“The Queer Art of Divorce,” Haley Mlotek, Jewish Currents, February 2021

The Gay Divorcees // 1-855-GAY-DIVO from Ethan Philbrick on Vimeo.