June 08 - June 10, 2018
The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Friday to Sunday at 7PM
“For queer people, who often feel without a lineage or a place to call home, La MaMa's Squirts stands as a defiant reminder
that our stories are important and part of a larger queer history.”
-The Huffington Post
A Helix Queer Performance Network Event
Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Linda LaBeija and Shannon Matesky
Stage Managed by Manny Rivera
Production Managed by Amy Rox Surratt
The Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world, across the generations. Over three nights, three curators sculpt the fabric of queer community to pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present:
Eva Yaa Asantewaa begins the series with Q(here)magiQUE, an evening of improvised dance.
The next night, the legendary House of LaBeija returns to La MaMa for Linda LaBeija’s exploration of the House’s lineage and impact.
The series ends with Queer Abstract curator Shannon Matesky’s Four Questions, with spoken word and dance artists reflecting on common themes, inspired by Nina Simone.
The Helix Queer Performance Network is a collaboration between La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics. Cover image & postcard design by LAUREN DENITZIO