Stumbling over the rainbow and tripping on the stars and stripes, Rocky (Ariel Speedwagon) and Rhoda (Damien Luxe), America’s most-beloved lesbian performance art legends, bring you this one-night-only flag-stravaganza about american pride and gay shame, inclusion, and the forgotten corners of our past.
Hear the story of the forgotten colors of the first gay flag! See anti-nationalist acrobatics! Songs! Dances! Lesbian infighting! Joined by some very special surprise guests rocking the handbells, Rocky and Rhoda will have your hankies out in no time -- they flag left, how about you?
This show is being produced as part of The Tank's annual PrideFest 2017!
For more information about PrideFest 2017, click here.
About the Artists
Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow is an interdisciplinary performing artist, emcee, and itinerant reporter. She’s worked with the Ballez, the AO Movement Collective, and Butch Burlesque among other. She’s choreographed genital puppets for dyke marches, done vaudeville about tenant’s rights, and tap danced for liberation. Her own work and collaborations have been seen at LaMama ETC, Dixon Place, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Everybooty, Pussy Faggot, and Hey Queen!. Head reporter, SJNN. 2012 Hemispheric Institute Affiliated Emerging Artist. Miss JewSA 5772. Bingo host. Clown about town. http://www.arielspeedwagon.com/
Damien Luxe is a multimedia artist who creates solo and troupe performance. She’s toured the US and Canada since 2004 with queer, feminist live art work. She is: co-founder of Heels on Wheels, a working-class-led, multi-racial queer femme performance troupe; editor of the award-winning anthology Glitter and Grit; and shares weird videos, radical narratives, and a feminist, dystopic, science fiction novel online at: damienluxe.com / tw: @hadassahdamien / ig: @ladydluxe