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QUEER NEW YORK AND URBAN PERFORMANCE SYMPOSIUM

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the one-day symposium QUEER NEW YORK AND URBAN PERFORMANCE IN THE 1970s AND 1980s will explore queer performance and its relation to New York City’s public spaces in the 1970s and 1980s. Topics […]

MEASURE FOR MEASURE

Cheek by Jowl—who electrified the Freud Playhouse stage at UCLA several years back with their production of ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore—collaborates with Moscow’s Pushkin Theatre for the Next Wave Festival presentation of MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by Declan Donnellan. “A new leader in Vienna polices his people’s every impulse. Social control is exercised through shame […]

I’M VERY INTO YOU, STAGED

I’M VERY INTO YOU—the mid-nineties email correspondence between Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark, published in 2015 by Semiotext(e)—has been adapted and directed for the stage by Sara Lyons, and will be performed as part of Los Angeles Performance Practice’s LAX Festival. Lyons gathers a local cast of feminist, queer and non-binary underground artists—including Gina Young, […]

THANKS FOR NOTHING ON PONT ALEXANDRE III

High performance art and civic engagement come together this weekend on the Pont Alexandre III as Thanks for Nothing presents its Nuit Blanche 2018 offering LE PONT DES ÉCHANGES. The NGOs L’Atelier des artistes en exil, Fondation Abbé Pierre, Libraries without Borders, Cultures du cœur, and the Music Fund will join… … Wael Alkak, Uriel Barthélémi, Alex Cecchetti, Valérie […]

POLLY STENHAM’S JULIE

“We think we are super ‘woke,’ yet in reality we rely on a whole cast of modern slaves. “[JULIE] becomes really intersectional and really political. I wanted to show the dark heart of liberalism, especially in this building [the National Theatre in London]—which is populated by the liberal elite—and to go for the jugular. I’m […]

VAGINAL DAVIS — SASSAFRAS, CYPRESS, AND INDIGO

Vaginal Davis brings her lecture performance SASSAFRAS, CYPRESS, AND INDIGO to Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival this week. Los Angeles-born Davis—a “complex mixture of queercore punk antics and MGM studio glamour”—has been living “in stylish exile” in Berlin for over ten years.   VAGINAL DAVIS—SASSAFRAS, CYPRESS, AND INDIGO: BLACK SCREEN IMAGES AND THE (E)MOTIVE NOTION OF FREAKINESS Wednesday, […]

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

“I am having THE GLASS MENAGERIE typed up… and I am not displeased with the outcome. That is, when I consider the terrible, convulsive struggle it was to do the thing and what a frightful, sentimental mess it might well have been… “I think it contains my sister, and that was the subject.” — Tennessee Williams, […]