Tranny Roadshow 2006 Seeks Performers
- Greetings all!
We're gearing up for the 2nd Annual Tranny Roadshow, and we're now
looking for performers who want to dazzle audiences with their tranny
brilliance! Here's the deal...
WHO WE ARE:
The Tranny Roadshow is a constantly evolving, multimedia, performance
art extravaganza. It is a modern variety show comprised entirely of
artists who self-identify as transgender. Performances from the 2005
tour included poetry, hip-hop, short films, storytelling, dance, rock
music, comedy, folk songs, and performance art of all imaginable
Each performance is accompanied by a display of stationary art (i.e.
paintings and sculpture), but the focus is on the live acts, a unique
evening of entertainment where transpeople demonstrate that we are
whole people, multi-faceted and infinitely talented. The show is not
explicitly about gender, but is carried out in the belief that
expressions of gender and expressions of self are inseparable. For
more information about the Roadshow, its history and its aspirations,
WHAT WE WANT:
Transpeople have access to unique layers of perspective on the human
experience. Through sharing these experiences, we want our audiences
to be entertained, challenged, educated, disturbed, and amused. We
want them both laughing and thinking. We might change their lives,
or we might just change their evenings but whatever we do, we'll
do it with flair. We're interested in a range of media: spoken
word, music, dance/movement, and performance art of all kinds.
We are currently looking for 4 or 5 people who will join us to share
their lives through their live art for the entirety of the tour.
This core group of performers needs to be diverse and to reflect many
different versions of the trans experience. We are seeking diversity
not only of race or ethnicity, but of age, class, region of origin,
ability, family structure, gender identity/_expression, sexual
orientation, educational background, religion, etc. We are
interested in what communities you are part of; we don't want a
group comprised entirely of anarchist punks any more than we want a
group comprised only of mainstream professional queers. What we do
want is to include both of these sorts of people and all the other
sorts we can find - be they retired circus performers, college rugby
players, or rural quilting enthusiasts.
Later in the fall we will be looking for performers who are
interested in joining select shows in their own regions. We will
also be seeking film submissions and visual art to display. Our
website and mailing list will be updated regarding times to submit
for art, film, or performances of shorter duration. *PLEASE only
submit now if you can participate in the entire month-long show.*
WHAT YOU GET:
The Tranny Roadshow will be touring April 1st through 30th, 2006,
with a show nearly every night. This time we are traveling only to
locations east of the Mississippi River. (Next time around, we'll do
the opposite.) Venues will be varied, from galleries and bookstores
to theaters and college campuses. All transportation and
accommodations will be provided by the Roadshow, as well as some
meals. The Roadshow will provide transportation (by plane or other
preferred method) to get you to the first show and home from the
last. You will receive a guaranteed honorarium of $800, with the
possibility of additional pay at the end of the tour. You will also
be able to sell any merchandise that you may have. Most
importantly, you get to have a really great time...
HOW TO GET IT:
All people who identify themselves as transgender are invited to
submit any kind of performance art. Auditions may be held live (via
phone or in person - Denver, CO, Brattleboro, VT, or Anchorage, AK),
but this isn't necessary. We will gladly accept text, photos, video,
and/or audio recordings.
Along with your performance submission, please tell us a bit about
yourself. This will help us make sure we are meeting our goal of
diversity within the core group. Include as much information as
you'd like, in order to let us form a well-rounded picture of you.
You could be a perfect addition to the Tranny Roadshow 2006 - you
just have to tell us why...
*** We are accepting submissions until October 20th. ***
E-mail trannyroadshow@... for more information.
Please spread the word and forward this message widely.
Jamez Terry & Kelly Shortandqueer
Co-organizers, Tranny Roadshow