Short for Spontaneous queer art, SQUART was originally conceived by Laura Arrington, out of the desire to foster community and create work without preciousness. THEOFFCENTER, celebrates Laura’s passion and is happy to join this event as co-producers helping to ensure its longevity while attending to the growth of this ever evolving project. SQUART’s format is simple, people show up at 6pm, break into teams and are given a list o…f criteria with two hours to make a piece. At 8pm whatever is made is performed! The work is then commented on by a panel of judges. It’s usually incredibly creative, inspiring, fun, and always bizarre.
Process begins at 6:00 p.m. | Show at 8:00 p.m.
$5 – $10 sliding scale admission at the door
or FREE with The Lab membership
Four teams will create new works from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Their process of creation is open to the audience. At 8:00 p.m. Teams will present their completed works to the audience
This October’s SQUART is entitled ITS ALIVE! or BE VERY AFRAID! celebrating the good old ghoulish holiday with a dare. Lets see what can come from it. With Judges: Sara Shelton Mann, Founder and Artistic Director of Contraband, Dale Albright, Director of Membership Services, Theater Bay Area. Lex Leifheit, Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center and David Szlasa, Production Manager/Designer, Z Space.
Confirmed Performers are: Peter Max Lawrence, Anna Martine Whitehead, Rachael Dichter, Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos Jr., Evan Johnson, Minna Harri, Harold Burns, Kirk Read, Jesse Hewit, Jai Arun Ravine, Miriam Wolodarski, Kevin Seaman, Kyra Rice, Liz Tenuto, Kira Kirsch, Elizabeth McSurdy, Randy Blaustien, Lula Chapman, Ara Glenn Johanson and more. Facilitated by Laura Arrignton
HOSTED BY THE LAB 2948 16TH STREET, SF – PROCESS BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M. | SHOW AT 8:00 P.M. – $5 – $10 SLIDING SCALE ADMISSION AT THE DOOR OR FREE WITH THE LAB MEMBERSHIP