Jesse Byiers and Thomas McKechnie are hetrosexual life partners who make plays together with [elephants] collective and Katzman Contemporary Working Group and also play in this shitty band called We’re From Out West that they created in the first lonely depressing winter together in Toronto.
Shitty Songs for Shitty Kids is a music-play that uses the music that Jesse and Thomas have written together, their semi-autobiographical accounts of a road trip through eight of the ten provinces in this country, Jack Keraouc’s semi-autobiographical novel On the Road and whatever else is at hand to explore how we create ourselves as individuals. You have to get out and to come back in.
These are some pictures of Jess or [us] doing shit that may or may not be in the play. I (Thomas) took both.
Catch Shitty Songs for Shitty Kids at: