It may be summer, but I’m certainly not on vacation. This is a busy summer for me, and I’m thrilled to officially announce the new show that I’m working on, RADCLYFFE: The Completely Honest and Mostly True Story of Victorian England’s Second Most Notorious Invert.
Radclyffe Hall was a butch who swaggered her way through the early 20th century and wrote the censored lesbian classic, ‘The Well of Loneliness.’ In this pseudo-historical solo performance, she confronts the important questions of queer life today: “what happened to ‘romantic friendships’? What the hell is a ‘genderqueer’?! And where can a butch get a good haircut in this town?!?”
The opening party for the HOT Festival at Dixon Place is this Friday, June 24th, and I’ll be performing a short excerpt from RADCLYFFE. This will be the FIRST public performance of any material for this show, so you don’t want to miss this! Doors open at 6pm, and the performances start at 9:00pm. I’ll be there with 20(!!!) other HOT! artists to give you a taste of the festival.
Your next chance to see RADCLYFFE will be on July 27th, as part of the HOT Festival at Dixon Place. I’m performing on a shared bill with Corinne Donly. It should be a great night. Tickets are $15 in advance, and you can buy them here!
Don’t despair if you’re not in NYC, because later this summer, RADCLYFFE will be heading west. I’ll be performing as part of the Butch Voices conference in Oakland, August 18th-21st. Stay tuned for more details about exactly when and where Radclyffe will saunter across the stage.
Back in NYC at the end of August, RADCLYFFE will appear at the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery in SoHo. I’ll be posting more details about the date and time soon!
I hope to see you at one of my summer performances– I can’t wait to introduce RADCLYFFE to you!