The Femme Show: More is More!
Saturday, April 21
The Apohadion Theater
107 Hanover St, Portland, ME 04101
$13 advance, $15 cash only at the door
Tickets at https://moreismoreportland.bpt.me
7:00 Doors, 7:30 show
The Femme Show returns to Portland for one night only to celebrate queer femininity and the rich history of fem(me) identity. We’re proclaiming that “More is More” and showcasing the over-the-top, the absurd, the flamboyant, and declaring that, at least on our stage, there is no such thing as “too much.” The 2018 edition includes dance, spoken word, burlesque, etiquette advice, drag, storytelling, and more!
Alicia Greene (emcee) is a plus size model, educator, performing artist and activist. She is an alumna of Kansas State University, Brown University, the Improv Asylum and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts-NYC. Past performances and emcee events include: The Chicago Improv Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival, Company One, Big Moves dance troupe, Boston Dyke March, comedy clubs and open mics. Alicia has slayed on the runway for Boston Curvy Fashion Week, Rebdolls, Smart Glamour and Curvy Magazine's NYFW Curvy Night Out to name a few. Ms. Greene is also a sought after speaker who frequently facilitates social justice education initiatives at conferences and workshops across the country.
Instagram: @aliciaoshun Twitter: @LadyOshun1
Amandaconda has been performing burlesque since the steamy summer of 2006. She grew into a performance artist known as Rosie Rimjob, one of the founding members of The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue(2009-12). As part of the Revue she collaborated to organize variety burlesque shows and community events. From there, she independently curated and hosted two sultry, bi-monthly burlesque series that brought together performance artists & venues across Portland & Biddeford, ME. Over the years, Rosie grew weary of rimming expectations and put herself to rest... Only to be born of the East End's soft, ocean foam as Amandaconda. Amandaconda can be seen looking cozy, cruising down Congress Street on her FUJI 450SE, contemplating her latest calling: to reinvent the Bond Girl. Upcoming is the third generation of Naked People Reading, July 7, 2018 at a military fort on Peaks Island. As part of the WONDERWOOD music series, naked readers will share literature that raises awareness around the ecology of the land that this militarized site was erected upon.The mission of Naked People Reading is to provide a platform for people to openly & honestly share through literature, without the obligations of preening or dressing up in order to talk the talk and walk the walk."
Amber Aliyah Williams aka SublimeLuv is a black lesbian womanist who always speaks her truth and believes "the personal is political." She is a Boston born and bred spoken word artist. SublimeLuv attended both private and public schools and became an activist through words at an early age due to her contrasting experiences in those institutions. She is a member of 'Team Be Spoken' showcasing their 'If you can Feel it you can Speak it' Open Mic at the Milky Way the second Thursday of each month. She aims to empower women of color to impact positive global change through her art. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @MsSublimeLuv
Amy Raina (Portland Producer) is a facilitator and writer at The Telling Room, a literary arts education organization in Maine. Raina is a licensed teacher, a consultant for the National Writers Project, a self-taught tarot reader, and author of the parenting blog Queer Maine Mama. Raina lives in Portland, Maine with her boifriend, and together they parent two children, two cats, and a chihuahua named Chicken. Visit amyraina.com for stories, tarot readings, and more!
Maggie Cee (founder and artistic director) is an artist, activist, dancer, and educator committed to community, social change, and pinning stuff to her head. Onstage, Maggie strives to offer provocative, inspiring performances and writings that speak to the heart of contemporary queer experience. She has been seen at PortFringe, MondoHomo, the HOT Festival at Dixon Place in New York City, the 2008 and 2012 Femme Conferences, and the Stonewall Inn. She is the 2011 recipient of the History Project’s Lavender Rhino Award for an emerging LGBT history maker.
J Dionne is a recent transplant from Boston. He is an educator studying to be in school leadership. As a former dancer, J is continuously striving to link up the artfulness to the academic, the poetic within the everyday. J is honored to be involved in this project, and excited to be exploring femininity...the beautiful space in between any sort of expectation.