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Jack Shamblin Queering Stage

Queering The Stage With Jack Shamblin

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Event:
Queering The Stage With Jack Shamblin
Start:
April 1, 2016 7:00 PM
End:
April 1, 2016 9:30 PM
Cost:
$5 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau, or $15 donation includes admission plus autographed copy of book. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
February 19, 2016
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Jack Shamblin Queering Stage

 

Jack Shamblin performs his book, Queering The Stage, via video-art, music and monologue. In his archive, we visit GLBT stories such as an eighteenth century transgendered female-to-male soldier, the Bowers v. Hardwick Supreme Court 1986 attempt to end sodomy laws that persecuted homosexuals, and the ACT-UP activist Tim Bailey, whose corpse was dumped on the White House lawn.

Produced in 90s Manhattan during Mayor Giuliani’s anti-art and nightlife agenda and the infamous Club Kid Murder, these performance-as-protest plays appeared at La MaMa, P.S. 122, Dixon Place, Mother, Jackie 60s; and the nightclub, Tunnel. Theatre artists, Kate Bornstein, Ellie Covan, and Theodora Skipitares were involved in original productions while working with playwright Caryl Churchill and director Anne Bogart influenced the storytelling.

In a front-page feature of The Jersey Journal, John Petrick writes about my play Sodomite! “Shamblin gets his message out in bold and unconventional ways. If it’s family entertainment you’re looking for, see The Lion King. If it’s cutting edge social commentary — often visually stunning — go downtown to KGB on East Fourth Street in Manhattan . . . ” “A fierce stage presences.”

Reception at 7PM, performance 7:30 PM – 8 PM, discussion 8 PM – 8:15 PM, and socializing till 9 PM.

$5 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau, or $15 donation includes admission plus autographed copy of book. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Photo of Jack Shamblin by Ian Miyawaki

 

Jack Shamblin writes:

In a front-page feature of The Jersey Journal, John Petrick writes about my play Sodomite! “Shamblin gets his message out in bold and unconventional ways. If it’s family entertainment you’re looking for, see The Lion King. If it’s cutting edge social commentary — often visually stunning — go downtown to KGB on East Fourth Street in Manhattan . . . ”  “A fierce stage presences.”

I am honored to have worked with the best in theatre and media. This list includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jayne Atkinson, Alexis Arquette, Caryl Churchill, Anne Bogart, Godfrey Reggio, Kate Bornstein, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Basil Twist, J. Carlos Díaz, Theodora Skipitares, Cara Seymour, Jodie Melnick, Sara Rudner, Mark Wing-Davey, Paulo Henrique, Eva Mueller, Valda Setterfield, and Ellie Covan.

My New York venues are La MaMa, P.S. 122, Dixon Place, The Public, HERE, and the underground. In Los Angeles I presented at Human Resources and Planet Queer. In Europe, I have performed extensively in Portugal, as well as in Germany, England, and Canada. Notably, I headlined opposite of Penny Arcade for a Portuguese Queer performance festival called Loose Holes. Currently with filmmaker Marika Maiorova I broadcast a web series called Anarchist Mia on YouTube. In addition, I am developing a television pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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