Come As You Are: HOUSTON, September 2010
Local Performing Artist Open Call, Written Submissions due April 6, 2010
DiverseWorks Artspace, as part of the Theater Offensive’s national Come As You Are project, issues an open call for Houston-area performance artists from a variety of ages and genders who explore the theme of QUEER SEX: sex in and out of relationships, online sex, sexting, chatting, camming, hookups, bdsm, anonymous sex, trans sex, genderqueer sex, masturbation, sexual fantasy, erotica, pornography, cruising, condoms, toys, sexual addiction, sexual liberation, sex and mourning, long term sexual relationships, role play, sex work, sexual play, sexual lessons, sexual love, sexual sacredness, sexual healing, sexual purity and any other aspect of sex that will contribute to the discourse on Houston’s diverse queer sex cultures and queer sexual values. We seek short, 3-10 minute, original works. Think performance art. Think skits, monologues, dance, song or dialogues. Think not just drag, but the sex behind the drag; not simply spoken word, but the sex behind the spoken word.
Submit your name, contact information, title, and a 500-word description of your performance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 6, 2010.
We encourage you to visit the Come As You Are: HOUSTON facebook page to post discussion about queer sexuality and values, art and sex, questions on these topics you wish to explore with the community, and performance ideas.
Come As You Are is a national project of the Theater Offensive, designed to stimulate a community conversation about sex and sexual liberation on the 40th anniversary of Stonewall. For more about the project, go towww.comeasyouareonline.org.
For more information about DiverseWorks Artspace, visitwww.diverseworks.org.
Come As You Are is supported by The Arcus Foundation, National Performance Network, Flynn Performing Arts Center, Composition, and The Theater Offensive.