"Pop! Process over product," by Jessica Arnold (Rapscallions of the Periphery). A behind-the-scenes look at the creative process under deadlines and duress. Featuring song&dance, Elvis, and of course, the baby Jesus.
"Rainbow Ballads," written and performed by Alex Garza. In this original performance, Alex Garza portrays a trio of characters who have dare to ride the rainbow and shout out, sing about, get up on the soapbox to come out. And they do it with PRIDE!! Doody Hazelnut is a sweet, country Mama's boy and a wanna-be country singer with a very unusual stage name and an even more unusual life story. Doody uses colorful monologues and heartfelt songs to tell the tale of his life and times, such as the day he was outed at the pride parade and disowned by his father. And then there's Luann the Lesbian, the partnered woman who expresses her world view and tells it like it is! Join these characters and more as they tell their tales about life, love, politics from a more HOMO perspective. Dare to taste the rainbow!!!
"Southern gal sings the bluez in the key of E-Flat," by Ebony Stewart and Zell Miller, III (Uprise! Productions). Uprise! Productions presents excerpts from this show performed by Ebony Stewart (Zora of Radio Silence: a word opera). This hip-hop theater choreopoem explores uses the energy of spoken word, the fluid sweetness of modern dance, and the raw energy of hip-hop movement to explore a child who is a survivor of domestic violence, racism, sexism, and her love for the music that saved her. Directed by Zell Miller, III, choreography by Ananda Mayi Moss.
"Punky Brewster Dyke," by Julianna Fry. This short comedy follows a young girl through the dazzling world of gender identity as she is guided and misguided by her Gay Godmother and a small cadre of confusing friends - all under 25 minutes with minimal props, players, and technical complications.
Austin Poetry Slam. Austin’s best slam poets take the stage.