body fail body
featuring the work of LISA MARIE BRIMMER, PEDRO PABLO LANDER, MARCELA MICHELLE, KAT PURCELL, KEILA ANALI SAUCEDO, YONI TAMANG and TAJA WILL
A free Happening
The Guthrie is proud to host a one-night-only event from the producers of Lightning Rod — a local theater initiative that produces of-the-moment performance art and celebrates queer and trans artistry. Through a collaborative array of dance, movement, song, poetry, absurdism, ritual, dialogue, call and response and more, this real-time experience/experiment in continuity invites the audience to not only bear witness, but take part in the responsibility and honor of the work. Join us for this special event featuring Twin Cities artists who dare to look at current events and create a forum for art and community that allows us all to respond.
About Lightning Rod
Lightning Rod is a theater initiative born from the collaboration of Patrick’s Cabaret, Kat Purcell and Marcela Michelle. In the span of a few days, Lightning Rod takes on the challenge of creating theater that interprets and responds to current events, conceptualizing and putting into practice the way artists respond to ongoing and emerging issues.
In their own words: “Our ensemble comes together to learn from each other, bring our spaces and rituals, use real objects, draw natural parallels, recycle tropes, peel layers and explore endurance and pleasure.”
In light of last year’s closing of Patrick's Cabaret after 32 years as an incubator for and by queer artists — and as several other local venues who support experimental work close their doors — Kat and Marcela continue to look for new ways to create opportunities for queer and trans artistic expression and development.
The Guthrie’s Level Nine Series is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.