sexuality

It’s hard to find fault with Michelle(/Ryan) Lunicke’s performance in the autobiographical piece, "Ze": Queer as Fuck! Amidst the political minefield of gender and identity politics, Lunicke’s voice is nothing but pure, personal, and honest to the point of nakedness. Lunicke’s life as presented in "Ze" is a journey from sexual repression to sexual acceptance, from society into the self, and from clarity to confusion and back.

I first encountered the concepts underlying genderqueerness in the book Feminism is Queer by Mimi Marinucci, but it was a different thing to see them unfurl in the fabric of a...

Eleanor O'Brien put on one hell of a show, if you'll pardon my French.

So let me start by explaining that I came to this performance exhausted. Physically, emotionally, mentally. I had to get up early for classes that day, I had been walking around trying to orient myself around my campus for most of the morning and afternoon, and I had a job interview just after all of that. My main preoccupation prior to entering the stage was a chemistry assignment I had to print off and finish after the show. 

I waited in line for fifteen minutes and...

Wow.  What a delightful treat.  I admit, I was very much looking forward to seeing this show from the start.  I'm not a big fan of the traditional “clown” (they scare me actually - ahem...Poltergeist…It…enough said) but I do have a full appreciation for the fierce commitment that buffoonery demands in order to capture an audience, and capture them she did. The audience was on the edge of their seat from the moment this amazing curvy clown stepped on stage.  A Bouffon protege of Cirque du Soliel’s Masimo Agostinelli,  Priscilla Costa had the audience roaring with laughter and eating out of the...

Everyone remembers their first time, right?  I do and it was quick to forget it.  Unfortunately, you can't forget your first time.  Come on!  The first time is always something you remember even if you want to forget it.  The First Time is a production that covers this fact in great detail whether your first time was good or not.

I was a little suspicious about this play when I walked into Performance Works.  I had experienced verbatem theatre before and some of it was quite dull or didn't "hit the mark".  If you don't know what verbatum theatre...

I know you wanted your first time to be with Elvira!