Episode 2: Dating Sims as Virtual Performance with Dillon Yruegas

Show Notes

Dillon Yruegas (he/him/él) is a queer, trans, Latinx and Coahuiltecan theatremaker. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dillon has participated firsthand in conversations about the future of theatre in a post-pandemic world– and has a lot of feelings about all-digital art forms, which have actually been around for a LONG time. We also chat about dating sims–particularly Dream Daddy and Hatoful Boyfriend–and how he uses them to create experimental performances where queer and trans folks can be silly, have fun, and hang.

Other topics covered include: How does being a trans gamer change your relationship with video games?, interactive art, white cis het identity, hot takes on first-person shooters, toxic masculinity, getting into gaming as an adult, competition culture, dating birds, and unapologetic queerness.

About Dillon

Originally from the Austin area, Dillon now resides in Boston, where he works to produce and devise performances on a national scale. Through his artistry as an actor, director, and writer, Dillon strives to give a voice to those whose history has gone unnoticed, unseen, or has been eradicated by colonialism and white supremacy.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dillonyruegas/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dillonyruegas