CONTROLLED BURN • February 2020

February 13-15, 2020 @ Phoenix Theater

• 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 four fiercely talented local artists. 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.

Controlled Burn 2020 curators are Taja Will, Ondine and Marcela Michelle.


Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 7:30pm*
An evening of performance featuring Stephani Maari Booker, Jasper Rudin Hardin, Hane, snem DeSellier and Maitreyi Rey.

Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 7:30pm*
An evening of performance featuring Rahila Coats, KOL, Keila Anali Saucedo, Lucy Geach and House of Larva.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:30pm*
An evening of performance featuring Ryuta Iwashita, Nakita Kirchner, Baki Baki Baki, Johanna Keller Flores and Juleana Enright/Bleak Roses.

*ASL-interpretation every night


Artistic Producer - Marcela Michelle
Managing Producer - Claire Avitabile
Stage Manager - Constance Brevell
Assistant Stage Manager & Lighting Designer - snem DeSellier

Phoenix Theatre is located at 2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Controlled Burn Design [Recovered]