"QUEER!" Press Release - Gadfly Theatre Presents...
From: Gadfly Theatre (gadflytheatregmail.com)
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 18:29:28 -0700 (PDT)

CONTACT: Cassandra Snow
TELEPHONE: 612-607-3791
Email: gadflytheatre [at] gmail.com
Gadfly Theatre Productions Presents “QUEER!”*

May 22, 2013 (Minneapolis/St. Paul) -- Gadfly Theatre Productions is
staging a new
performance arts piece, *QUEER!*, that confronts the marginalization queer
people face not
only from the world at large, but even within the queer community. It was
written in house by
Gadfly Theatre founders and Co-Artistic Directors Immanuel Elliott and
Cassandra Snow and is
comprised of monologues and short scenes taken from open calls for
submissions and a series of
interviews conducted throughout the past couple of years. *QUEER! *will be
produced at Lowry Lab
Theatre in downtown Saint Paul and will open to the public on Pride Weekend
(June 28-29) and run
through July 14.

The production is bold, frank, and unapologetic. It features stories from
people from all along the
spectrum and perspectives that aren’t normally given a voice on Twin Cities
stages. Snow says “We
wanted to showcase the common thread that binds those of us in the queer
community, and tell
stories of people that are relatable but that you wouldn't otherwise hear.
We wanted to show the pain
we cause each other without meaning to, in hopes of stopping that
habit--and weave a hopeful thread
for a unified future.” Patience Hughes, an artist involved in *QUEER! *explains
the performance this way,
“This play attempts to include everyone in the spectrum. People who express
emotional and sexual
desires outside the norm are often labeled by others simply so they can
understand their placement in
our society. It is time to open the doors wide open on just what GLBTQ

*QUEER!* will premiere at the National Because Conference on June 9th which
is presented by
BOP (Bisexual Organizing Project). More information about the Because
Conference is available at

Advance tickets sales start as low as $5 on Pay-What-You-Can days and
general admission adult
tickets are $15 for any performance. No matter what your own identity or
intimacy with the queer and
allied community, there will be a story that speaks to you. Gadfly Theatre
artist, Jim Larsen contends
that when experiencing *QUEER!*, “No matter what you think you know about
the GLBT community, you
learn a great deal more.”

*About Gadfly Theatre Productions:*
Gadfly Theatre Productions is currently in their third season of queer,
feminist, and experimental art.
The troupe provides an artistic haven for audiences and artists alike, a
place to explore, create, and
open safe dialogues about LGBTQ and feminist issues. The company also
zeroes in on inequities that
queer and new artists face, providing one-of-a-kind opportunities for
self-expression and exploration.
Gadfly breaks binaries and establishes community, seeking to prove that all
persons on the spectrum
deserve a voice, a stage, and a story they can relate to. Gadfly Theatre
Productions, rooted in
Minneapolis and led by Cassandra Snow and Immanuel Elliott, produces
three–four shows per year,
with audiences coming from all walks of life to see the company's work.

*Performance Dates:*
Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 pm
Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 7 at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)
Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)
Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm*
Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 pm (Pay-What-You-Can Performance)
*Friday nights feature a post-show discussion with the cast & Gadfly
company members

The Lowry Lab Theater
350 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Directions, parking and local dining info at:

$15 cash or check at the door / $12 for students, seniors, and Minneosta
Fringe button holders
Pay-What-You-Can: Sunday, 7/7 at 3pm; Monday, 7/8 at 7:30pm and Sunday,
7/14 at 3pm

Tickets can be purchased online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/380895 or
call Brown Paper Tickets at at: 1-800-838-3006 and reference event 380895:
Group organizers can contact Cassandra Snow at 612-607-3791 to inquire
about tickets.

*More Information:*
Our New Website:http://gadflytheatre.org
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/gadflytheatre
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gadflytheatreproductions

*QUEER! Sponsor:*
Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP)

Gadfly Theatre Productions

*Gadfly is a new and unique theatre group operating out of the Twin Cities.
If you want to support new, local, queer, and/or feminist art, then click
here to be redirected to our GiveMN page
<http://givemn.razoo.com/story/Gadfly-Theatre-Productions>where you will be
able to make an easy, tax deductible donation!
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