Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off

Last Call:queer Histories/Queer Futures In Association With Mondo Bizarro presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: TOUR KICKOFF

Created by indee mitchell, Bonnie Gabel, nelle mills, Bear Hebert, Hannah Pepper-Cunningham and LAST CALL. Music by Rebecca Mwase and kei slaughter

A denim-clad, glitter-crusted, power-ballad eulogy for the American dyke bar. Weaving together oral history audio, theatrical stagings and the queer traditions of cabaret and drag kinging, Alleged Lesbian Activities looks closely at our endangered legacy and invites audiences into new ways of engaging and complicating LGBTQ history.

Alleged Lesbian Activities includes the voices and stories of:
Alda Talley, Paula Kilbourne, Liz Simon, Leslie Martinez, Juanita Pierre, Donna Bechet Kilbourne, Deon Haywood, Mae Lizama, Ellen Rabin, Diana Panara, Maxx Sizeler, Mardi Youngblood, Mary Pappas, Dianne Schneider, and Mary Capps.

PERFORMED BY
indee mitchell
Hannah Pepper-Cunningham
Kei Slaughter
Rebecca Mwase
Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth
Bonnie Gabel
Nathalie Nia (Nate) Faulk

DESIGNED BY
Lights: Hannah Adams
Sound: Jo Nzaro
Costumes: Rocharlotte Raphael
Props/ Set Decoration: Owen Ever
Set: Lindsay Rowinski, original design by nelle mills
Directors: indee mitchell and Bonnie Gabel
Stage Manager: Becka McLaughlin
Poster Design: Ashley Teamer
Production Photos: Melisa Cardona Photography & Cinematography
PR: Kate Kuen

Alleged Lesbian Activities is supported by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funds come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Alleged Lesbian Activitiesis a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by the Theater Offensive in partnership with Clear Creek Creative, Mondo Bizarro, and NPN. Additional support comes from Platforms Fund,Alternate Roots, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Junebug Productions, Dancing Grounds, the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans and our community. Last Call is fiscally sponsored by the National Performance Network (NPN)

Last Call: Queer Histories/Queer Futures is a multiracial collective of queer artists, activists and archivists. Drawn together by the closing of the last remaining dyke bar, Last Call creates innovative, multi-platform performances, events and digital media that document and interpret neglected queer history, creating connections between those who lived this history and those who have much at stake if it is forgotten. Last Call conjures up intergenerational gathering places where the movement for queer liberation is carried forward.

There are four interwoven components to Last Call: (1) a digital archive of full-length interviews; (2) a podcast series to cull these interviews into curated stories; (3) live performance that honors these stories; and (4) community events that bring together queer people across lines of race, class, gender-identity and generational differences.

Last Call was founded by Rachel Lee, Sara Pic and Bonnie Gabel. Last Call's codirectors are indee Mitchell and Bonnie Gabel. www.lastcallnola.org

The National Performance Network, including the Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN), is a group of diverse cultural organizers and artists, working to create meaningful partnerships and to provide leadership that enables the practice and public experience of the arts in the United States. www.npnweb.org

Photos by Melisa Cardona

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Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES Tour Kickoff

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth and Rebecca M. Wase

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
Kei Slaughter

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
Indee Mitchell

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
Bonnie Gabeland and Nathaliania Faulk

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
Hannah Pepper-Cunningham

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off
The Cast of ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off

Photo Flash: Last Call: Queer Histories/ Queer Futures presents ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES: Tour Kick Off

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