2011 Press

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2011 Tour Media Release – For Immediate Release

Media inquiries contact: heelsonwheelsroadshow@gmail.com or
Tel: Damien Luxe 917-415-0881 [promotions], Heather Acs 347-623-3109 [booking]
Heels on Wheels Glitter Roadshow Makes Gender Justice Sparkle Across the U.S. Midwest April 15 – 25, 2011

Liberation magic, anti-capitalist robots, Medusa-themed puppet theatre, riot grrl dance parties, and the story of stardust accompany the journey of six queer artists and activists touring from Brooklyn through the Midwestern U.S. this April. You’re invited to enjoy the spectacle as these dazzling troublemakers create a world of radical extravagance and thought-provoking glamour. Heels on Wheels Roadshow is a queer performance art cabaret hitting the road April 15-25, 2011, in search of new friends, fantastic adventures and siblings in the struggle.

The five fearless performers rampage across the femme/inine spectrum: cis, trans and genderqueer gone hi-femme to femmedrogyny, dandy darling to ladybeast — while serving up poetic theatre, silly buggery, dark whimsical puppetry, and rocknroll you can sink your heels into! The 2011 Roadshow features dazzling troublemakers Heather Acs, Amanda Cheong, Geppetta, Damien Luxe, and Shomi Noise — and visual artist Lixznne Disaster providing powerhouse imagery.

Co-producer Damien Luxe, a media justice activist and multimedia artist, says of the performers’ relationships to social justice, “We travel with our work in order to connect each other and local folks with intra-community liberation strategies and to develop, as a complicated community, visions of a world we want to live in. To paraphrase the brilliant Toni Cade Bambara, we hope to make the revolution look irresistable — by presenting art that supports each other’s self-determination and brilliance, we start to radically re-vision a world we can survive and thrive in — a world that deserves art and which needs all kinds of people making it.”

Co-producer Heather Acs, a New York City teaching artist and theatre performer, says of the performers, “Touring with multi-disciplinary artists who work professionally in a variety of media means that we can share strategies from Theatre of the Oppressed to DIY, from ukelele chords to community forums to bring a combination of glitter, gender justice and engaged art.” The roadshow gathers performers with backgrounds & experiences including folks who are working class, poor, professional, and sex workers; folks with graduate-level education and people who are self-taught; mestiza, immigrants, border-crossers and white folks; survivors, organizers, and educators. “Getting to shake up all this experience and celebrate the creativity that comes out is what storytelling and community art is about.”

Stillettos fly, fairytales fracture, and queer landscapes explode: the second annual Heels on Wheels Roadshow is coming to your town in April 2011. More details can be found at: www.heelsonwheelsroadshow.com!

Tour Schedule:

  • Fri, April 15 Pittsburgh, 9p doors/9:30p **VENUE CHANGE** Remedy-5121 Butler St., with Operation Sappho
  • Sat, April 16 Columbus, 6p doors/6:30p Kobo, 2590 North High Street
  • Sun, April 17 Bloomington, 8p doors/8:30p Uncle Elizabeth’s, 1614 West 3rd Street,
  • Mon Apr 18 Milwaukee, 8p doors/8:30p, Milwaukee Gay Arts Center 703 S 2nd St [all-ages]
  • Tues, Apr 19 Minneapolis, 9p doors/9:30p Trans Youth Support Network 3405 Chicago Avenue South [all-ages]
  • Wed-Apr 20 nothin!
  • Thurs, Apr 21 Chicago, 9:30 doors/10pm Stardust at Club Berlin 954 West Belmont Avenue
  • Fri, Apr 22 Ypsilanti, 8:30 doors/9pm Dreamland Theatre 26 N. Washington St. 48197 [all-ages]
  • Sat April 23 Detroit, 5pm Art/Activism Workshop, Trumbullplex [all-ages]
  • Sat, Apr 23 Detroit, 10p doors/10:30 Old Miami 3930 Cass Ave 48201
  • Sun Apr 24 Dinner with our grandmas.
  • Mon Apr 25 Philly 8p doors, 8:30p show at Fancy House, 4951 Catharine St.

Media Inquiries, please contact: heelsonwheelsroadshow@gmail.com or
Tel: Damien Luxe 917-415-0881 [promotions], Heather Acs 347-623-3109 [booking]
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