The beloved annual celebration of queer love turns eight this year. Queer artists are creating new work that will surely raise spirits as well as eyebrows. Co-curator Nastalie Borgira shares “Queertopia has created an amazing family of artists and performers over the years, but this year I proposed that we work with artists who are new to Queertopia or haven’t been presented recently.”
Co-curator Jeffry Lusiak chimes in “I am thrilled Queertopia is celebrating its eighth year with nine brand new performances by nine thrilling local and national artists. My piece this year is a divergence from my previous performances, as I will not be in drag or in the persona of PussPuss. This piece will be more intimate and will explore my own navigation through a cultural and political landscape that tries to put definitions, qualifiers, and restrictions on the basic desire to love and be loved.”
Other artists participating include Jake Thompson, Joey Clark and Youth PRIDE, Kevin Kaoz Moor, Andrea Jenkins, Karen Sherman, Paige Collette, p(art)ners in crime ft: scottie hall, and Queenie con Curves. Hosted by Go-Go Pimp Tif. Co-presented by Bedlam Theatre and Intermedia Arts.
Queertopia: A Cabaret Celebration of Queer Love
Through June 29
Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls.