You Are Here - Abby Bland
Reviewed By Tea Umana
The only thing bland about the spoken word comedy show "You Are Here" is the last name of the poet and performer Abby Bland. Through a mesh of verse and stand-up, Bland takes the audience on a self-described rollercoaster, leaving the audience with thoughts on topic as diverse as the patriarchal policing of femme bodies and dinosaurs. Festival patrons spend a little under an hour listening to Bland speak on cosmic probability, being nonbinary and asexual, and the loaded question of “how are you?” with her slight drawl and down-to-earth demeanor. There’ll be tons of laughter and meaningful moments as Bland shows AFAB people they have the power to hold either like a bouquet or a gun.