The second annual Heels on Wheels Roadshow kicks off this April in Pittsburg. The show features six amazing multi-media performance artists from the femme-side of the gender spectrum highlighting gender injustice, story telling, and community building. The show is co-produced by Damien Luxe, a Brooklyn-based queer performance artist who recently got herself an MFA in DIY (or, a DIY MFA), and Heather Acs, a New York City Teaching Artist and theater performer.
The show includes "Medusa-themed puppet theatre, anti-capitalist robots, liberation magic, riot grrl dance parties, and the story of stardust are part of this journey, along with the art of creating the worlds we want to live in."
The performers are from a variety of different disciplines and backgrounds, 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."
Heather Acs 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.”
Watch their video and pitch in to help their gas-fund or go see them when they hit your town!
Tour dates below:
Fri, April 15 Pittsburgh, 10p doors/10:30p Irma Freeman Center for Imagination 5006 Penn Avenue 15224 [all-ages]
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 Noon, Milwaukee Kinsey Institute lecture
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 Madison TBD
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, 4pm Art/Activism Workshop, Trumbullplex [TBC / all-ages]
Sat, Apr 23 Detroit, 10p doors/10:30 Old Miami 3930 Cass Ave 48201
Sun Apr 24 Rochester/Upstate, NY TBD
Mon Apr 25 Philly TBD