Sunday 04.0.14 - Gann Brewer 2-4pm - Opentoe Peepshow #15 - 7:30pm REVEALING NEW WORK BY QUEER ARTISTS! Featuring: Mars Dixon, Bryn Kelly, Ro Garrido, Lettie Laughter, Afrodeezee, and Hannah Morrow!
Gann Brewer 7pm
Mississippi native, singer songwriter Gann Brewer has just released his second full length studio album. Released in January 2014, “Peddlers & Ghosts” taps the core of Americana, recounting the highs, lows, and in betweens of traversing the American landscape, all conveyed with Gann’s natural style of blending the various emotions – dreaming, longing, humor, desolation – that one encounters along the way. Based out of Brooklyn, though spending most of his time touring, Gann has brought his signature-style of storytelling collected from two decades on the road – ranging from the haunts of midtown Memphis & New York City to the steep streets of New Zealand, the seashore bars of Goa and the Virgin Islands, the bungalow’s of Sinai Egypt and Southeast Asia, Ghost towns in Texas, historical saloons in Alaska and many more places in between. Currently Gann is promoting “Peddlers & Ghosts” with a North-American and European radio campaign (directed by Peter Hay at Twin Vision), as well as by touring between the Northeast U.S. and West Coast, where he played extensively in 2013. In June 2014, Gann has been invited to play in The Netherlands, and is in the midst of planning a European summer tour.
Opentoe Peepshow #15 on Sunday April 6th
REVEALING NEW WORK BY QUEER ARTISTS!
Featuring: Mars Dixon, Bryn Kelly, Ro Garrido, Lettie Laughter, Afrodeezee, and Hannah Morrow
*To provide a more fragrance-aware event, we request that all attendees please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented or chemical products to the event.*
$3-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds
Mars Dixon is a mixed queer originally from Arkansas. He is the singer/guitarist of Aye Nako and the father of Broccolini.
Hannah Morrow is a multi-disciplinary feminist performing artist living in Montreal. Using solo and collective processes, Hannah digs for truths about feminism and femininity. She presents her findings in durational performance art, cabaret performances, political satire, and immersive nights of installation and performance. Her Meta-Drag Queen alter ego, Lilac Poussez, is the newest incarnation of Hannah’s use of live performance to present triumphant, lavish feminine beauty while simultaneously confronting her audiences with notions of feminine experience that disturb any sense of complacency within it, and point to new ways of conceptualizing gendered life.
Bryn Kelly is a performing artist, and has made theater ranging from Shakespeare and Greek tragedy to new plays and devised work, with transgender ensembles. These productions have appeared in New York at the Brecht Forum, The LaMama Experimental Theatre Club, Dixon Place Experimental Theater Lab, and The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe; in San Francisco at the African American Art and Culture Complex; and at Portland State University, Swarthmore College, Barnard College, Smith College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University; and many many scuzzier places. She was a founding member of Theater Transgression, a New York-based transgender multimedia performance collective, and a co-creator of the Fully Functional Cabaret, a thunderous touring theatrical love letter to trans women. brynkelly.com
Ro Garrido is a Queens based artist born in Lima, Peru. Ro is a self-taught, interdisciplinary artist whose work grapples with themes of memory, intimacy, and identity. Through collage, mixed media, sculpture, photography, writing, and performance, Ro seeks to build a creative practice that is able to untangle and transform in various ways. Ro’s work has been featured at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Goddard College, Jack Studios, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Ro is currently finishing their BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. To see more of Ro’s work: rogarrido.tumblr.com or http://malospasos.tumblr.com/about
Lettie Laughter is an indigenous cis femme, with a Cancer sun, Gemini moon, & Aquarius rising. Also, lots of Pluto influence. This means being grounded is often challenging, they have lots of feelings & like to talk about them, & are really good at helping die what needs to die. Their time is currently spent learning how to bring joy back to their body, how to relax & play, & how to claim their place in the femmeiverse as a healer. Lettie dreams of someday (soon) being surrounded by chosen-fam, all the babies, & all the stories! Poet through & through (& playwriting flirt), they work to peel the archived pages from their body & the memory of their Ancestors. All in all, Lettie is wooing a life that loves them back!
Afrodeezee is a multi-faceted QTPOC musician and poet who hails from Kansas. When he is not busy trying to make rent as a cute barista, Afrodeezee occupies his time with FIERCE, Audre Lorde Project’s TransJustice Community School, dancing alone in his room, playing video games, and being as queer as humanly possible.
Heels on Wheels is a group of interdisciplinary performing artists who create performance-based cultural works and community events that have a feminist and radical agenda, are produced from sites of femme/inine-positive queer embodiment, and reveal the power in under-represented communities.
Our events use theatre to incite wonder, joy, critique, and dialogue; to bring visibility and complexity to diverse experiences; and to strengthen LGBTQ cultural communities in NYC and beyond.
We are a multiracial & working-class led queer organization committed to anti-oppression and activism as art, as well as in our art.
More about the event, the artists, and Heels on Wheels here: http://www.heelsonwheelsroadshow.com/
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