May 1 - 9, 2015 @ Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis
Presented in Partnership with Intermedia Arts' Catalyst Series
The 2015 Q-STAGE: New Works Series presented six experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live theatre, dance, spoken word, video, music, puppetry, clown, burlesque, and storytelling.
Q-STAGE seeks to shift consciousness of and about queer identity through new performance work, as well as facilitate conversation surrounding queer identities and queer art. Finally, Q-STAGE strives to contribute to the growth of emerging queer artists.
Photos by Blythe M. Davis
Body Parts: Intersectionality
Written and Performed by Andrea Jenkins
The Escape Machines: Power is Nothing Without Control
Created and Performed by Elyssa Kilman, Basil Kreimendahl, and Emily Zimmer
Mark: Un-Gendered, Intra-Black, and Overtly Emotive
Written and Performed by Lucy Lucas Valentine
AND SHE WOULD STAND LIKE THIS, a play in drag
Adapted from Euripides' The Trojan Women by Harrison David Rivers. Directed by David Mendizábal
Created by Deja Stowers and performed by Kenna Cottman
Femme Cabaret: A Clown Burlesque
Written and performed by Shannon Forney
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Culture Heritage Fund, as well as through support from the California Institute for Contemporary Arts LGBTQ funding program.