Nov
6
Wed
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 6 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
7
Thu
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
8
Fri
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and the Kitchen Table @ Purnell Center for the Arts

The Dance Floor, The Hospital Room and The Kitchen Table

Written and Directed by Bonnie Gabel

Nov. 6-8

“We’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be… we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…we’re going to live through this and we’re going to be…”

What does solidarity look like in this moment? What can we learn from those who lived through another moment of great pain and instability about how to care for one another in this time? Slipping between the present and the past the theater is transformed into intimate places– a disco dance floor, a hospital room, and a kitchen table. One queer family navigates these spaces and their relationships to each other, becoming, interacting with, and learning from a chorus of voices from a critical moment in the queer liberation movement. From lesbians stepping in to deal with the state-sponsored genocide of gay men by AIDS to a celebration of all-night dance partners the dance floor, the hospital room, and the kitchen table interrogates what unites and divides us as members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and posits a utopian topography in the spaces between us.

Nov
20
Wed
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Nov
21
Thu
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Nov
22
Fri
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Compensation @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Compensation
Written and Directed by Hannah Manikowski
Nov. 20-22

I don’t know what we are to each other. Not exactly. But… I know you first. And you know me first. And that means something. – Tara, Compensation

Compensation is a new play written by Hannah Manikowski. Tara, a young, lonely woman, drops out of college unbeknownst to her mother and becomes a surrogate for Gabriel and Elliott, a well-established gay couple. Suddenly, Tara finds herself carrying not only their future child, but a terrible secret as well. Compensation is a dialogue about the complex systems that coerce women into outsourcing their bodies for income, the ethical implications of men purchasing access to those bodies, and the profound yearning for family that drives these people to entangle themselves in these systems in the first place.

Feb
19
Wed
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 19 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

100 Years Stray

saringROCK
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Feb. 19-21

The landscape hasn’t changed at all, but I keep on changing and changing. 
Luck sits and continues to watch. 

100 Years Stray follows Luck, the last human being in the wake of an apocalypse that has eliminated fertility. Raised in deliberate ignorance in the depths of a mountain by an old hermit, Luck cannot read, cook, or defend himself. However, as the remnants of civilization open their arms to him, Luck ventures into the destroyed cities of his homeland. Perhaps he will find out the reason he is all that is left. Perhaps… he will find out who (or what) succeeds humanity.

Feb
20
Thu
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Feb 20 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
100 Years Stray @ Purnell Center for the Arts

100 Years Stray

saringROCK
Translated by Aya Ogawa
Directed by Padra Crisafulli

Feb. 19-21

The landscape hasn’t changed at all, but I keep on changing and changing. 
Luck sits and continues to watch. 

100 Years Stray follows Luck, the last human being in the wake of an apocalypse that has eliminated fertility. Raised in deliberate ignorance in the depths of a mountain by an old hermit, Luck cannot read, cook, or defend himself. However, as the remnants of civilization open their arms to him, Luck ventures into the destroyed cities of his homeland. Perhaps he will find out the reason he is all that is left. Perhaps… he will find out who (or what) succeeds humanity.