FUSE: the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

HERE Arts Center and Dixon Place "FUSE" their popular gay pride festivals to create FUSE: the NYC Celebration of Queer Culture. Theater-related events include: Tuesday, June 17 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Janis Astor del Valle: Transplantations A solo, autobiographical work juxtaposing monologues, poetry and storytelling. Johanna Linsley: Lullaby or Everybody Does It Equipped with a talented troupe of sleep/performers, Linsley takes us through the human sleep cycle trying to bypass the messy language of signs and representations to get to the perfect world of the actual. Wednesday and Thursday, June 18 & 19 @ 7pm All The Kings' Men by Glenn Kessler & Brian Savelson Glenn & Brian ask... Who: Alex & Derek King, ages 12 & 13. What: Convicted of murdering their father, aided by a pedophilic neighbor. When: Now. Where: Florida. Why: Why not? A pop-cabaret with bloody sex, brooding mayhem, and bangin' faux-celebrities. Wednesday, June 18 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Skot Hess' Daddy's Boy, directed by David Drake A funny, touching, high energy solo show unraveling the hidden beauties and ugliness in a 30 year, father-son relationship which begins with the boy's prepubescent suicide attempt, (and creation of his haunting "near ghost") and rails through his attempts to win over his cold, millionaire father. Thursday, June 19 @ 7:30pm Weekends at Club Ped by Peter Morris, directed by Joseph Rosswog Explores the contradictions and quiet assumptions that we make about pedophilia---and the real purpose served by America's deep-rooted hysteria on the subject. Children get used all the time....but not by the people you think. Thursday, June 19 @ 11pm CREMEMACHINE- Stephen Kent Jusick and DJ Econ A site-specific interactive environment featuring an android performance by Dancetube, leading into a multiple-projector collage of vintage 8mm, 16mm and video, focusing on 70s gay male porn, 40s girlie and faux lesbian films, and other found footage materials of robots, aliens and mechanical devices, unified by robotic dance music from DJ Econ. Friday and Saturday, June 20 & 21 @ 7pm The Desert by Michelle Goldsmith & Ben Spatz three strangers / desperate dreamers, monsters, queers / a wasteland / a carnival / a magic show / some breakage in the certainty of ugliness / a search for joy / a performance event Fridays and Saturdays, June 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 7:30pm LESBIAN PULP-O-RAMA! A brand new summer show featuring four new vignettes: Lesbo Beach, Camp Desire, Hollywood Harlots and The Ballad of Mewannalickiclitti. Inspired by the sensationalistic lesbian pulp fiction novels of the 1950's and '60's, Pulp celebrates warped women, sapphic seductions and deviant desires! Friday, June 20 @ 10:30pm HOMO SUMMER CAMP Series Butch McCloud by Thomas Leger and Riley MacLeod "Butch McCloud: Your Friendly Neighborhood Lesbian Superhero" features a band of butch lesbian bakers trying desperately to protect their collectively-run bake shop. Elizabeth Whitney's Pop Culture Princess Wonder Woman's Amazonian tendencies and Barbie's imagined dreams of postmodern revision converge with the narrator's own adolescent experiences. Fridays and Saturdays, June 20, 21, 27 & 28 @ 11pm (also Sunday June 29 @ Time TBA) Holly's Folly by Brandon Olson and Chris Tanner Holly Solomon and Holly Golightly battle it out to the death over chess in post-apocalyptic Hollywood. Saturday, June 21 @10:30pm CABARET MACABRE Series Laboratory Theater's Seven Deadly Pleasures The show juxtaposes the clichéd trappings of the lounge act with elements of German Expressionism. Sunday, June 22 @ 7pm Moe Angelos' Stalling A solo piece by Leigh Silverman and Moe Angelos that delves into two hidden underworlds: public bathrooms and procrastination. Sunday, June 22 @ 7:30pm WRITERS ON THE LEDGE Series Lisa Haas' I Sit in the Café A campy psychological thriller, about a lesbian novelist wanna-be who trolls around trendy cafes. David Pratt's The Snow Queen A staged adaptation of a short story by David Pratt, set in December 1968 in a small town in central Connecticut. It tells of the friendship between Steven, an ten-year-old boy, and Jo, and a single, mannish woman who attends his church. Monday, June 23 @ 7:30pm HOMOTEXT Series Cheryl Boyce Taylor Karen Jaime's Disjointed Conversation A creative work that utilizes poetry, music and dance to tell the story of how one woman goes from colonial Dominican Republic to the U.S. Tuesday, June 24 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Michael Freeman's Mnemonic Fool (Recall of a Faggot) A surreal unfolding of subconscious images of adolescence and experiences with the cruelty of a homo phobic family and peers. Brian Quirk A solo performance inspired by Mapplethorpe's ground breaking first sex photography show. Wednesday & Thursday, June 25 & 26 @ 7pm QUEER YOUTH Series Kt Kilborn's In TRANSit Transgressing, undressing, digressing: go underground in this fast blast through the absurdities of gender norms, via sexuality, to the freedom within. Gina Young's phone.sex.cancer. Primarily revealed through a series of phone conversations, this punk poetry musical follows a girl, her mother, and her transgendered lover through some magical and painful...transitions. Wednesday, June 25 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Jennifer Allen- Goodbye to old things This series of solos for superheroines highlights the seemingly mundane qualities in a woman's life as "Super-Powers". Jennifer Kagan's ...and the Little Jewish Girl Sang Amazing Grace A theatre piece devised from short stories written by Viki Lorraine. It is the story of a woman who finds herself in corners she never knew existed. Thursday, June 26 @ 7:30pm DRED's The D.R.E.D. Love Experience Through music, theater, dance, and other media, DRED challenges racial and gender stereotypes by parodying black male icons in the media like Superfly, Shaft, and P. Diddy. Friday, June 27 @ 7pm Allison Farrow & Sujin Lee's I Haven't Always Been A Bear The show takes on beastliness, the performance of gender, terror/ism, the marketing of anxiety & the anxiety of the market. Friday, June 27 @ 10:30pm HOMO SUMMER CAMP Series Mike Albo Albo presents a flashy, fast paced smattering of material as he gears up for a new full length solo show in October at PS122. Aileen Cho, Virgin Territory, directed by Dan Bacalzo Feels like the first time as a Korean American bisexual woman embarks on a journey through sex, love, and Wonder Woman TV shows. Saturday, June 28 @ 7pm SCOOTER AND BOOTLICK: A QUEER CONTRACT ON AMERICA In Dubya's Amerika, urban idealists Scooter and Bootlick have had it. Answer? A two-queer revolution! Alterna-dyke Scooter runs for President, and Bootlick - a reluctant bear who misses Queer Nation -- for VP. Saturday, June 28 @ 10:30pm CABARET MACABRE Series Jeffrey Gordon Baker's Raw Material A collection of graphic and provocative performance pieces that explore the darker side of queer experience. Taylor Mac Drag performer Taylor Mac, pontificates on love, war, and mass consumerism. Monday, June 30 @ 7:30pm Miss Vanilla and The Hustler by Bill Spring The show chronicles the infatuations, loss, and spiritual resolution of a gay man. Tuesday, July 1 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Andy Horowitz's B.F.D. Horowitz tells further outrageous tales of sexed-up hi-jinx, misadventures in phalloplasty and the mysteries of the night. Shelly Mars Meet Margerite Baker, an eccentric housekeeper from performance artist Shelly Mars' childhood. James Scruggs' Fecali Fecali creates the NYC Excretion Artists Movement, Ex-Art and aligns himself with a very popular excretionist, Yellow Jack who introduces Fecali to a community of self-mutilators, and prominent men into scat. Fecali designs his clothes using only the actual "colors", coming from the human body. Wednesday, July 2 @ 7pm EROTIC PUPPET PARLOR Series Basil Twist A first time to be seen erotic puppet work. Daniel Lang's Events and Victims This puppet show erases the border between the revolutionary and the homoerotic. Wednesday, July 2 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Michael Burke- Cucumber Dreams Burke aggressively explores queer identity, fundamentalist Christian values, homosexuality in the animal kingdom and vegetables. Greg Walloch & Allison Castillo's BAD GIRLS! Walloch and Castillo share stories of their dreams, lives and loves in NYC! Thursday, July 3 @ 7:30pm & 11pm Amatuer Drag King Night (7:30) Pro-Drag King Night (11) Hosted by Mr. Murray Hill "Big Cheese" Murray Hill hosts two fabulous Drag King events! Saturday & Sunday, July 5 & 6 @ 7pm Boot Rolled Down to a Shoe by Idris Mignott The play integrates, in a style akin to John Leguizamo's Mambo Mouth, a wide range of characters: extroverted, surly, loud, poignant and just plain funny. Saturday, July 5 @ 7:30pm BANG-A-GONG Series Caroline Murphy's Straight Ahead Using normal people to point out the madness of living and needing in a mundane world, the show addresses the notion that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

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