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

7:30–9 p.m.
Dowling Studio

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.

Get Used To It: A Celebration of Queer Artistry

In the early 1990s, a bold slogan united the gay community and simultaneously demanded acceptance: “We’re here. We’re queer. Get used to it.” This winter, the Guthrie is proud to celebrate queer voices from around the globe with three acclaimed pieces that buoyantly and passionately challenge traditional notions of gender and sexuality. Presented as part of the Level Nine Series, this trio of performances (Unexploded Ordnances (UXO), Lashed But Not Leashed and Hi, Are You Single?) and two free Happenings will share an illuminating view of the world through an unapologetic queer lens.  

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

In The Community 

A look at programming in the Twin Cities and beyond

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2019–2020 SEASON

Explore Our Season

Courageous new work with must-see classics you know and love. 

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