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WILLIAMSTOWN — The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance announces the Queering Perspectives Festival (QPF), scheduled for February 9 – 10 and February 22 – 24, 2024. This festival aims to critically examine conventional performance norms and provide a platform for experimental and subversive works that challenge artistic boundaries. QPF seeks to initiate meaningful conversations on campus by reevaluating performance as a catalyst for discussions about sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, abilities, and desires.
Weekend of February 9 & 10, 2024
This Show is available for Touring
Boston-based artist Alex Davis will present This Show is available for Touring, a project developed in collaboration with students and community members. This work explores the creation of queer embodied performances and auto-ethnographic representations of personal body histories. Participation in the project is open to all, regardless of their movement experience or personal identity.
Filipinx-American dancer, choreographer, and community organizer Jay Carlon will conduct a lecture demonstration of a work-in-progress titled /TA•LA•GA/ expression. This project reimagines gossip through embodiment and conversation as a means to preserve and reawaken Filipinx culture, healing, and joy.
Weekend of February 22-24, 2024
Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters
Your Sexts Are Shit: Older Better Letters is a solo show by Rachel Mars that explores the intersection of sex and love letters from historical artists, contemporary sexts, and the construction of the queer female body. This performance offers a unique perspective on passion, history, and contemporary Queer kink.
Big Mouth Strikes Again: The Smiths Show
Salty Brine, a drag cabaret artist, writer, and actor, presents Big Mouth Strikes Again: The Smiths Show. This production intertwines iconic albums with classic literature to create a unique artistic experience.
The festival is supported in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
All performances at the ’62 Center are affordably priced to ensure accessibility to all. We invite everyone to join us for this exciting season of artistic exploration.