Annual "Out On The Edge Festival of Queer Theatre"
Since 1992, The Theater Offensive’s Out On The Edge Festival of Queer Theatre has developed and presented the talents of queer thinkers and artists from around the world.
Abe Rybeck, Artistic Director, and Eve Alpern, Producing Director have announced the 2007 Festival will involve a month-long schedule of performances, opening October 20 with their new work development program Plays At Work, a week-long playlab that develops and premieres theatrical work by new regional artists in staged reading and workshop formats. Plays At Work features free public education workshops with featured artists, community dialogue about the evolving shows, and interaction between artists and patrons.
This year’s staged readings will include "Hello Goodbye Peace" by Abe Rybeck (Saturday, October 20, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m.) and "Blue Fire on the Water" by Renita Martin (Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 21, at 12p.m.).
Mainstage performances will feature the New England premiere of The Five Lesbian Brother’s Off-Broadway hit play "Oedipus At Palm Springs" (October 25 – 28); the Boston premiere of multi-media performance artist John Kelly’s homage to Joni Mitchell, "Paved Paradise"(November 1 - 4); the World Premiere of a new theatrical piece developed by the Boston Drag King Troupe All The Kings Men (November 2 and 3); and the return of David Parker and The Bang Group in "Nut/Cracked" (November 7 – 10).
All performances will held in the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End.
Performance Schedule Details:
New England Premiere
by Popular Demand!
Founded in 1989 by Artistic Director Abe Rybeck, The Theater Offensive has driven its ambitious programming to the cutting edge of queer culture and politics. Grounded in the commitment to build an activist-based artistic forum, the groundbreaking programming has become a vital arena for the unique voice of queer cultures, and has led to lasting coalitions between the varied communities within the queer umbrella. The group accomplishes their work through meaningful ongoing relationships with a range of arts and organizing initiatives locally and throughout the country, and by using any and all cultural tools to make a difference in the minds, hearts, and libidos of the queer and straight communities.
Nationally recognized community programs include A Street Theater NamedDesire, True Colors Out Youth Theater, and the Out on The Edge Festival of Queer Theater.
For tickets and information, call the Boston Theatre Scene box office at 617-933-8600 or visit www.bostontheatrescene.com.
For more information on The Theater Offensive visit www.thetheateroffensive.org.
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