by Rohan Preston
The Guthrie Theater’s Christopher Hampton festival will not be the only theater celebration in the Twin Cities this fall.
A mix of Twin Cities and national acts, the festival will take place over 10 days in November at various venues in Minneapolis.
The line-up includes:
*“Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps,” created and performed by transgender performing artist Scott Turner Schofield. Self-described as “a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned straight guy who is often called a fag,” Schofield lets the audience choose the stories that will be told. (Nov. 9-10, Ritz Theater, 345 13th Av. NE, Mpls.)
*The Loud and Queer cabaret, featuring poetry, dance, performance art, burlesque and music. (Nov. 11, Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls.)
*”Seasonal Velocities,” created and performed by poet and essayist Ryka Aoki. The show excerpts stories from her book of the same name. (Nov. 12, Bryant-Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St., Mpls).
*”D’FUNQT,” created and delivered by MTV performance poet D’Lo, a Tamil/Sri Lankan-American activist and provacateur. (Nov. 14-15, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.)
*”Outside The Circle,” a play written and performed by Andrea Assaf and Samuel Valdez. The experimental play revolves around a straight man with cerebral palsy and his queer female friend as they recount their shared woes in the art of seduction. (Nov. 16-17, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.)
*”Shaking Our Shells: Stories from On the Wings of Wadaduga,” a history-based show about “Cherokee…GLBTQ memories” written and performed by Qwo-Li Driskill. Driskill, who identifies as s/he, authored the poetry collection “Walking With Ghosts.” Nov. 18-19, Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.)
We will post more info when it becomes available.