January 10th, 2014 maggie
The next GenreQueer is not until April 5. I had hoped that it could happen monthly or bi-monthly, but then I remembered that I had two major ballet productions to get through with my students, so the amazing queer art will just have to wait a minute.
BUT! I am already thinking about it.
The next edition of GenreQueer…
…is what you make it! Want to perform? volunteer? would you like to see a theme? audience participation? dancing bears? unicorns? help us make it happen! email maggie at thefemmeshow.com or hit us up on FB or twitter with your ideas.
…is open to all kinds of queer performances and performers, 10 minutes or less. see above! email us!
…is an effort by In the Street’s Productions (the folks who bring you The Femme Show) to make more space for queer performance in Boston, a cross between an open mic, a salon, and a fully produced variety show.
January 10th, 2014 maggie
We just got confirmation that we will be appearing at True Colors 21: Leveling the Playing Field on Friday, March 21.
We’ll be presenting The Femme Show: Dispatches from the Cutting Edge of Femme at 1:15 and Maggie will teach Ballet is for Everyone at 2:45.
Phyllis and Beatrice show their Pride at TC in 2009
Panel discussion in 2010
Click here to see Ballet is For Everyone at the 2012 Femme Conference!
November 14th, 2013 maggie
As I’ve been talking to folks in person about GenreQueer and my hopes for it, I’ve been able to articulate a few things that I didn’t manage to say in the promo materials. I want to share some of these thoughts to clarify for anyone who needs more convincing to attend or is just curious about what this actually is.
What you’re going to see Saturday: amazing spoken word from Jha D and CD Collins. Hot butch-femme erotica by Anna Watson and Miel Rose. A new performance piece by me that happens to be about femme friendship because femme is all I ever think about. I will host. You can buy books and t-shirts. It will be fun and chill. Sliding scale 5-10 or more at the door so we can pay the artists and cover venue costs.
What I hope GenreQueer can become: an opportunity for artists to try new material, a reason to try something new. Some strange kind of hybrid of an open mic, a salon, and a fully produced show.
For the next GenreQueer we’re going to try having an open call for submissions and I hope folks will jump in! We are not going to have a day-of-event sign up like at an open mic because I want to dedicate time to work that needs more prior planning, and there are other open mic outlets for queer writers and musicians. I do want to have some kind of submission process so I can best support the performers and put together an entertaining, balanced show for you. Most of all I want to create space for more queer performance in all genres!
Come Saturday and let’s see how it goes!
October 9th, 2013 maggie
Check out In The Streets Production’s newest event:
GenreQueer: Fresh Queer Performance
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 PM at UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St, JP
book launch for Overflow: Tales of Butch Femme Desire by Miel Rose
plus works-in-progress from local artists in poetry, erotica, cabaret, drag, burlesque, performance art, spoken word, and comedy.
GenreQueer: fresh queer performance
GenreQueer offers a kick-ass headlining performer and/or author, plus works-in-progress from local artists in poetry, erotica, cabaret, drag, burlesque, performance art, spoken word, and comedy. GenreQueer, is a new venture presented by In the Streets Productions (producers of The Femme Show.)
RSVP on facebook.Featuring:
Miel Rose is a rural, working class femme who was raised by hippies in the wilds of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. She is crafty in multiple senses of the word, being both a witch and a lady who loves to work creatively with her hands. She is a textile artist, smut writer, hairdresser, magic skills teacher, and healer, among other things. She currently resides in Northampton, Ma with her canine life partner, Poozy. Overflow: Tales of Butch-Femme Love, Sex, and Desire is a collection of all of her short fiction to date. Her writing can also be found in the following anthologies: Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, Best Women’s Erotica 2008, Best Lesbian Love Stories 2009, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2009, Surprise: An Erotic Fiction Anthology, Lesbian Lust, Best Lesbian Romance 2011, The Harder She Comes, Leather Ever After, and Visible: A Femmethology Volume 1.
CD Collins is a professional troublemaker currently dividing her time between Boston, MA and Mt. Sterling, KY. She has released four CDs of spoken word with music, a short story collection entitled Blue Land and a poetry collection entitled Self Portrait With Severed Head. Her latest CD is “Clean Coal Big Lie.” Don’t believe it when you hear the phrase clean coal. You know it ain’t clean.
is a spoken word artist and producer from Boston. She is also the founder of the “Feel it, Speak it” Open Mic in her home city, which is the only monthly open mic for the queer communities of color. She prides herself on being an unapologetic and dynamic queer woman of color, blessed with the ability to express herself.
Anna Watson is a married old school femme mom who queers suburbia west of Boston. She does her best to write as much steamy butch/femme erotica as possible, and you can see her stuff in Best Lesbian Erotica 2012, Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica; Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians; Sometimes She Lets Me: Butch/Femme Erotica, and Girls Who Score among others. She has an essay about being a femme bookworm in Visible: A Femmethology, Volume One.
October 2nd, 2013 maggie
Which of these is not a genuine comment from a patron of the Femme Show?
A: “It’s a lesbian variety show, how bad can it be?”
B: “Bring back the hot butch roadie.”
C: “I don’t understand the hula hoops”
D: “It was just penguin after penguin after penguin”
answer and context after the break!
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September 30th, 2013 maggie
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