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Tears for Queers: Stories of LGBT Grief (Kelli Dunham & April Stace)

  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street, First Floor New York, NY 10018 United States (map)

In this hilariously sad and sadly hilarious storytelling show, ex-nun turned secular queer comic clergy Kelli Dunham and grunge harpist Rev April Stace share comi-tragic stories of grief in the queer context. Kelli lost two partners in a row, both to cancer, both at age 38, and April has spent thousands of hours talking about death as a hospital chaplain. They're not easy to make casual conversation with at a dinner party, but from the safety of on stage, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be a little uncomfortable but only in the best way.

April Stace is a grunge harpist with a Ph.D in religion and culture from the Catholic University of America. She currently serves as Affiliate Professor of Pastoral Care at The General Theological Seminary in New York City, and as Director of Spiritual and Community Care at QuIPP, a psychological practice in New York City that specializes in providing services for the transgender community.

Kelli Dunham is the ex-nun genderqueer RN nerd comic so common in modern Brooklyn. Kelli has performed nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli recently helped set the Guiness World Record for longest comedy show (multiple performers) at the Third Coast Comedy Club in Nashville TN

Kelli was nominated as a 2105 White House Champion of Change (NOT under the current administration) for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC's longest-running most super earnest LGBT storytelling event. She is also the founder of Organ Recital: A Festival of Stories About Bodies, Health & Healthcare. Kelli is the author of seven books of humorous nonfiction and is feverishly working on a hilarious nonfiction book about death dying and grief. New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio once called Kelli "a show-off." To her face.


Earlier Event: June 27
The Rainbow Chronicles
Later Event: June 28
A Faggot's Theology