• Queer Performance for a World on Fire •
Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration. An intersectional space for queer performers, especially artists of color and with disabilities, Controlled Burn is a cabaret festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event will feature a different line-up each evening.
Controlled Burn was originally created in 2016 by Patrick’s Cabaret, a queer-led performance art incubator founded in Minneapolis in 1986. When Patrick’s Cabaret completed its sunset in 2018, the organization entrusted the program’s continuation to 20% Theatre Company.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 7:30pm
An evening of performance featuring Jaffa Aharonov, Riley Jay Davis, Teighlor McGee, Nina Medvedeva, Atlese Robinson & Joey Schad with ASL-interpretation by Janine Schug and Jenee Petrie-Swanson.
Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 7:30pm
An evening of performance featuring Shanique Emelife, Adja Gildersleve & Ashembaga (Ashe) Jaafaru, House of Larva, Emmanuel Kandolo, Olive, Maitreyi Ray & Simone Williams with ASL-interpretation by Erin Gardner and Linda Gill.
Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
An evening of performance featuring Johanna Keller Flores, Deja Joelle Stowers, Yoni Light, Bobbi Vaughan, Oblivia Nukem Jun, Sami Pfeffer & Laura Levinson with ASL-interpretation by Erin Gardner and Linda Gill.
Managing Producer - Claire Avitabile
Stage Management Team - Ben Harvey & Kassha Lisinski
ASL-Interpretation Team - Janine Schug, Jenee Petrie-Swanson, Erin Gardner and Linda Gill
Phoenix Theatre is located at 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408