The event includes a reception, silent auction and screening of the film. (All auction sales and donations are tax deductible and proceeds will benefit the growth of Washington Ensemble Theatre's QTET program.)
WHEN: Saturday, July 17th, 2010 @ 6:00 PM
WHERE: Broadway Performance Hall
Tickets are $15 through Brown Paper Tickets in advance or at the door.
Order by telephone at 800-838-3006 or online here
"What happens when a Juilliard-trained ballet dancer follows his heart and becomes a stripper? In the documentary Waxie Moon, it means a little less Giselle and a lot more gender ambiguity." - Time Out New York. Waxie Moon takes the world of neo-burlesque by storm in this hilarious and thought-provoking portrait of one artist's unlikely journey. Featuring footage of Waxie's fearless live performances, as well as interviews with a colorful assortment of international burlesque stars, theater artists and fans, the award-winning documentary explores the ways striptease is used by Waxie Moon to both entertain his audience and challenge their notions of gender, sexuality and performance art. With original music by Captain Smartypants and Eric Lane Barnes, Sarah Rudinoff, the Little Penguins, Jerry Peerson, Jeremiah Oliver and Jeppa Hall.
ABOUT QTET PROGRAM:
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre (QTET) is a unique program giving voice and artistry to LGBT youth in the Seattle community. Produced by the Washington Ensemble Theatre and led by co-artistic director Jessica Hatlo, it is a city-wide summer theatre workshop that provides a creative outlet for queer teens and their friends to express who they are and where they come from.
The program uses the Ensemble model for creating new works. The teens collaboratively develop a piece based on their own experiences exploring identity, love and queerness. During the creation process the Ensemble members conduct workshops with the teens till their performances at the end of the intensive. The group to end the program walks in the Pride Parade.
Statistics show that 9% of high school students identify as gay, bisexual, lesbian or questioning. The Washington Ensemble Theatre hopes to create an avenue for these teens to express their stories and have a voice in their community.