What is Beyond the Binary About??

Beyond the Binary explores our relationship to gender and liberation through an immersive, magical circus extravaganza. The show presents a looking-glass journey of self-discovery that takes us through the natural world and concepts of gender throughout history, questioning the origins of our modern colonial gender roles and highlighting the incredible diversity of life and expression on this planet. Through a dazzling combination of movement, dance, and circus acts, Beyond the Binary encourages us to develop a sense of connection to the greater collective of living beings on this planet; to feel a sense of kinship, safety, and responsibility in regards to our community and the natural world, and to find freedom of self-expression and gender identity through self-reflection and community connection.

Beyond the Binary Show Director:

Beyond the Binary is directed by Arin "Sparrow" Dineen

Sparrow is a trans/non-binary writer, director, artist, and performer from O’Ga P’Ogeh (Santa Fe).

After their Wisefool debut at the ‘Deep Sea Cabaret’ last September, Sparrow is excited to dive deeper into Social Circus with Beyond the Binary!

Sparrow graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Fine Arts in 2013, and has spent the last decade sharing their passion for art and storytelling with their community through their role as an educator at the Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences.

In 2021 they founded the Multiverse Menagerie, an organization dedicated to providing transformative experiences to youth through immersive theater and roleplaying games. They have since had the opportunity to work with organizations across the country to create and design games and theatrical experiences that connect audiences to the wonder of nature through the power of play. They are excited and honored to bring this work to Wisefool for the Beyond the Binary show!


Show Dates and Times: 

Beyond the Binary will premiere at Wise Fool New Mexico on

Friday, April 19: Opening Night at 7PM 

Saturday, April 20: Shows at 2pm and 7pm