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QUEERTOPIA: 10-Year Anniversary Show!
None Are Free Until All Are Free
June 24-27 | 7:30PM
Sliding Scale Preview Night: Wednedsay, June 24
$15 advance, student, senior | $18 door
$5-25 sliding scale for the Wednesday, June 25 performance
Seating is Limited - Get Your Tickets Now!
Queertopia is celebrating 10 years of radical and ruckus queer LOVE. Local queer artists join forces for an eclectic night of performance that celebrate the triumphs of the past and inspire us as we walk to road to TOTAL LIBERATION. Queer Love guides us in the call "None are free until all are free!"
Bedlam Theatre and Intermedia Arts are proud to present the tenth year of the annual PRIDE cabaret: QUEERTOPIA: A Cabaret Celebration of Queer Love. Curators Jeffry Lusiak and Nastalie Bogira present a cabaret-style evening of queer performance highlighting some of the most exciting, provocative, and dynamic queer artists working in the Twin Cities today. This year the Cabaret pays tribute to the performers, performances, and community that has made Queertopia a center for celebration outside mainstream PRIDE for the past decade.
2015 Queertopia performers include Gadu Doushin, Tom Lloyd, Dustin Maxwell, Kohl Miner, Nicole M. Smith, Deja Stowers, Nico Swenson, Go-Go Pimp Tif, and more.
Queertopia's mission is to unite, inspire, and celebrate the queer community during PRIDE. In honor of the tenth year, Lusiak and Bogira have given the evening the theme of TOTAL LIBERATION: None are Free Until All are Free. For local performers, Queertopia is an opportunity to present and cultivate their artistic voice. For audience members, the evening is an opportunity to celebrate all that it means to be queer in a safe, fun, and all-inclusive space during PRIDE.
Since its inception in 2006, as a collaboration between Outward Spiral Theatre Company, Eleanor Savage, and Intermedia Arts, Queertopia has engaged over 1,800 community members and featured over 60 local queer artists and performance groups including Morgan Thorson, Charles Schuminski, Kats D Fukasawa, Harry Waters, Jr., 20% Theatre Company, Mad King Thomas, Kelley Meister, Arturo Miles, Karen Sherman, Maren Ward, Jaime Carrera, and more.
As curators Jeffry Lusiak and Nastalie Bogira assemble a cabaret that looks back on and celebrates 10 years of Queertopia, Bedlam Theatre also takes this moment to look towards the future with a generative event. On June 20th, the weekend before Pride, at Bedlam's one-year old Lowertown venue - curators Harry Waters Jr. and Nico Swenson will gather a cardre of queer identified artists to host a day/evening-long immersive art event Rumpus, Roots and Routes: Rhizome Rising. There will be space for making costumes, conversing about the future and making performance on the spot followed by a dance party.
Check out the 2012 Queertopia trailer below!
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Bedlam's mission is to produce radical works of theatre with a focus on collaboration and a unique blend of professional and community art. We build culture through and around experimental performing arts and our audiences, and support a new generation of artists driven to produce socially integrated theatre to shape the future of their society. Anyone can Bedlam - get involved by stopping by the Design Center, Lowertown, or other events at bedlamtheatre.org
This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.