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Are Queers Ageist?

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Are Queers Ageist?
September 25, 2016 6:00 PM
September 25, 2016 8:00 PM
Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
212 620 7310 ext. 300
September 16, 2016
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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Award winning artist Scottee thinks there’s a problem with ageism within the queer community. Our elders are often invisible, the older generation think the young queens know nothing about their history and the youngsters think 40 is old.


Scottee is hosting a dinner party discussion without the food and you’re invited. Around the table will sit some old queers and some young queers to share their ideas, explore where the problem is and ask the burning question – are queers ageist?


This discussion is part of the development of a new theatre piece Scottee is creating titled Queen, supported by AFO theatre. 


* Presented in association with Queer New York International


Scottee lores

Scottee is an artist from London, his work is often about outsiderness; race, sexuality, class, age and gender. He creates spaces where the perceived underdog is celebrated, at the forefront and no longer ignorable.

His work has been performed for audiences across the globe; Australia, Asia, Europe and America. In London his projects have been presented at some of the worlds leading spaces; Barbican, Royal Opera House, Tate Britain, Roundhouse, ICA and Southbank Centre but he prefers to make work in dodgy gay bars, public toilets, bedrooms, disused tanning shops and forgotten community centres.

In 2010 Scottee won the title of Time Out Performer of the Year, his debut solo tour

The Worst of Scottee won Total Theatre Award for Innovation in 2013 and in 2015 Scottee was included on Independent’s Rainbow List as one of Britain’s most influential LGBTQI+ people. He is currently an associate artist at the Roundhouse and with performance company Duckie.

Scottee is a co-host on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends; in 2015 his debut radio documentary My Big Fat Documentary was made BBC Radio 4’s Documentary of the Week. He also writes a weekly column for Vice’s i-D channel.

Scottee is not easily definable; artist, troublemaker, loudmouth, showoff and attention seeker. His work is live, brash, clumsy and will often leave you covered in confetti.