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Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin

A Landing on the Bayou

November 8 - 9

  • By Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin

  • Alley All New Performance Lecture



  • The event begins at 7:30 p..m.

  • The run time is approximately 1 hour.


A multi-media artist’s lecture/performance exploring Houston’s diverse, rich and political drag scene in the years between the Stonewall Riots and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic (1969-1985).  Drawing from audio recordings of interviews the artists conducted with a wide range of community members including Hot Chocolate, Tasha Kohl, Ray Hill, and Mary Hooper, the piece celebrates the legendary and amateur drag performers who together set the stage for Houston’s role in the LGBT rights movement and held the community together during the darkest days of the crisis, raising funds through their unbounded generosity and raising spirits through their luminous performances.

The event will be followed by a reception and the opportunity to view The Scene, an art installation with works connected to the performance lecture.

The event will feature performances by Southyrn Dion Comfort, Regina Dane, and An'Marie Gill.

A Landing On The Bayou is made possible with support from The Idea Fund. The Idea Fund is a re-granting program administered by DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.  A Landing On The Bayou was developed at Houston Community College Southeast's Wedge Space and Devin Borden Gallery  The Scene is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, is made possible with support from Brooklyn’s Invisible Dog Art Center and was created with assistance from GCAM, the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum for Gay and Lesbian History.


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