Saturday, March 07, 2009



Tim Miller
Highways Performance Space
1651 18th St Santa Monica, CA 90404

Fri & Sat May 15-16, 22-23 8:30 PM $20/$15
TIX 310 315-1459

I am mega excited about my new performance I am working on called "LAY OF THE LAND". It's my saucy and sharp-knifed look at the State of the Onion (I mean Union!) jury duty adventures performing in 45 States...and cheap meat choking queer 10 year old boy's throats in America's kitchens! The piece friskily gets at the feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, on the menu....that invades this queer life. See what having a narrow majority of your state invalidate 18,000 gay families' marriages will do! The piece is a "lay" in all kinds of ways: an assignation, a topography, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain! (my favorite way down the list definition for "lay"!)

The whole show will premiere May 15-23 at Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles.
I just performed the first chunk of this piece in Chicago in Nov at LINKS HALL as part of my ongoing National Performance Network project there. I had an amazing four month performer mentoring project in Chicago that was so exciting. Check out this big piece in Time Out.

I will be performing and teaching all over the country in the next months. Winter will bring me to Princeton University, Univ of Michigan, Michigan State Univ, Albion College, Grand Valley State Univ and Univ of Wisconsin. How I love the midwest! My midwest farmer grandparents would be proud! One set are from Michigan!

May is the premiere of my new show In L.A. at Highways. Then on to residencies in Tallahassee at the amazing Mickee Faust Club and Cleveland Ingenuity Festival! I head off tomorrow to Philadelphia Institute of Conetmporary Art to do a panel with Andres Serrano and Karen Finley.

Feb 12-13 Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art

March 23-24 Princeton University

March 25 University of Michigan

March 26 Albion College, Michigan

March 27-28 Ann Arbor, MI, Aut Bar

March 29-31 Michigan State Univ, East Lansing, MI

April 1 Grand Valley State Univ, Grand Rapids, MI

April 2 Univ of Wisconsin, Madison WI

April 27 University of California, Santa Barbara

May 15-23 Los Angeles, CA Highways Performance Space

June 5-12 Tallahassee, FL Mickee Faust Club

July 10-12 Cleveland, OH Ingenuity Festival


Blogger Deb Rox said...

I saw Lay of the Land Friday night in Tallahassee, and just wanted to say how much it is resonating with me. Excellent performance and powerful writing. Thank you!

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