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    Examine the power of curses, the stranglehold of categorization, and the courage to overcome in two weekends of solo performances featuring dancer and choreographer Kelsey Oliver, actor, and visual artist Kriston Woodreaux, and actor and activist Crystal Bird Caviel. The Festival also includes a pre-show interactive exhibit by artist Alyssa Dillard, a movement class led by Oliver, and the Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball!


    Mainstage Shows

    Oct 17 – 20 Thurs-Fri 8PM, Sat-Sun 5PM & 8PM

    brutal IMAGINATION staged by Kriston Woodreaux, text by Cornelius Eady

    brutal (bro͞odl) adj.

    1. savagely violent, vicious, inhuman

    A solo performance inspired by Cornelius Eady’s poetry anthology of the same name. In 1994, Susan Smith attempted to cover up the murder of her two small sons and that lie gave birth to mister zero: a black man of white invention; a phantom cursed both to exist forever and never at all. conceptualized and performed by Kriston Woodreaux. Text by Cornelius Eady.

    Oct 24 – 27 Thurs-Fri 8PM, Sat-Sun 5PM & 8PM

    pp by Kelsey Oliver

    An indulgent self-expression on one wo/man’s fress mess. pp is an absurdist dance theatre piece processing maternalism, ownership, kink, cats, and categorization. An audience-interactive experience in campfire style intimacy. *prepare for nudity.

    Workshop Performance

    Oct 19 and 26, Sat at 2 pm

    SICK/Lionheart by Crystal Bird Caviel

    An exploration of life with chronic illness and its direct connection to unexplored ancestral baggage.

    THF +

    Oct 17- 27 Preshow Snippets and Fragments: A Group Devising Experiment by Alyssa Dillard
    This interactive exhibit is an experiment in the process. It is a workshop for ourselves. When you start from zero with no common reference material, what are the ways you can create something together?

    Oct 26 at 10:30 am Momentum + Floorwork Class led by Kelsey Oliver (Rising Sun Aikido, 2125 Goodrich Ave)

    Oct 26 at 10 pm Rogue at Rogge Monsters’ Ball! Wear your worst and flaunt your best beasts at our free closing night celebration.


    $15 each for Mainstage Shows | $5 each for Workshop and THF+ events | $25 Festival Pass each for entry into Mainstage Shows, Workshop Performance, and all THF+ events.

    Reservations available online or at the door. Box office opens one hour before each performance.

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