By Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin
Alley All New Performance Lecture
4TH FLOOR TEXAS ROOM
TICKETS ARE FREE, ADVANCE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.
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.
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.