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This Is What I Want 2011, redefining the relationship between intimacy and performance.

on June 12th, 2011 in Festival, Special Presentation by | 2 Comments

This Is What I Want 2011, redefining the relationship between intimacy and performance. About the Production Curatorial Team SOMArts Dates Garage Dates Production Team About the Production THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2011 PRODUCED BY: JESSE HEWIT, RACHAEL DICHTER, AND THEOFFCENTER CURATED BY: JIZ LEE, JESSE HEWIT, RACHAEL DICHTER, KEITH HENNESSY,…

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Counting down to ZEROPOINT

on May 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

THEOFFCENTER signs on as a community partner for ZEROPOINT – continuing the conversation about hybridity and collaboration, and deepening the connection with our mentors in creating radical and socially conscious work.   Artistic Roots Having founded the legendary performance group Contraband from which the likes of Keith Hennessy, Kathleen Hermesdorf…

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WORKSHOP > BUILDING PATTERNS:COLLABORATION IN THE NEW PARADIGM

on May 31st, 2011 in WORKSHOP by | No Comments

QIY Workshop 1 Building Patterns: Collaboration in the New Paradigm: A QIY Workshop Co-presented by Kevin Seaman, Pam Peniston and Ernesto Sopprani  June 6, 2011 @ Harvey Milk Center for the Arts, 7pm Kiki & Herb, Gilbert & George—many queer artists have sought collaboration as a way to elevate their…

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KILLER QUEEN: THE STORY OF PACO THE PINK POUNDER opens on May 20th in Los Angeles

on May 17th, 2011 in DIY Production, Special Presentation, Theater by | No Comments

Photo Caption: Peter Griggs is Paco the Pink Pounder in his one-man show Killer Queen. Photo Credit: Jose Guzman-Colon. KILLER QUEEN: THE STORY OF PACO THE PINK POUNDER Peter Griggs performs the life of a gay boxer. Told with live musical accompaniment of songs by Queen Written and performed by Peter…

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THEOFFCENTER signs in as Community Partner with The Magic Theater

on March 31st, 2011 in Special Presentation, Theater by | No Comments

THEOFFCENTER signs in as Community Partner with The Magic Theater – Creating a Dialogue Between the Arts. The Lily’s Revenge A New Collaboration The Plan About The Magic About THEOFFCENTER The Lily’s Revenge When a flower falls in love with a blushing bride, can he complete a quest to become…

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Home Theater Festival – Last Night Was —

on February 21st, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 1 Comment

Presented as part of the Home Theater Festival 2011! 30 shows | 10 cities | 5 countries | 4 continents | 89 kinds of awesome. THEOFFCENTER Presents: Last night was – – A capricious game a musical chairs propels the audience through fragments of contrived intimacy, longing, and the acceptance that…

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SQUART! Into the Wild – SQUART Goes to the Headlands.

on February 21st, 2011 in Programs, Slides by | 2 Comments

SQUART is Back!! As twin themes for this incarnation, SQUART will embrace the ideas of Retreat and Endurance.  On Saturday March 26th, 40 artists have committed to caravaning to the unusual, non-urban setting of the Headlands, (where abandoned military installations are set among rustic valleys and windswept ocean cliffsides) in order to attempt…

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THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2011 – Call for Proposals

on January 20th, 2011 in Festival, Special Presentation by | No Comments

integrating our sexualities and sexual wants into our lived identities is becoming more and more necessary for many of us…and it is fucking hard. Sexually speaking, we are all at a strange and shape-shifting moment in our collective histories. Our lived choices are stillconstantly weighed in on by current trends in sexual self-expression, legislation, risk factors, gender-fucking, new drugs, new media, and a pervasive and very American push to know and answer to our selves, and therefore, we have some distinct questions on the table. So…THIS IS WHAT I WANT is back on the table too.. Submissions for THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2011 will be accepted Jan 17th through February 15th, and our decisions will be sent out by March 1st.

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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon – LINE UP –

on January 18th, 2011 in Festival, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Too Much! strives to offers a temporal community in the borderlands of artistic contagion, exchange, friction, and tourism. Crashing the limits of neatly package identity-based events, Too Much! brings together artists and audiences on the basis of a shared appreciation of experimental, untried, queer art.

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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon

on January 1st, 2011 in Festival by | No Comments

Zero Performance and THEOFFCENTER present: TOO MUCH! a queer performance marathon Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 | 2pm-midnight Dance Mission, 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA Instigated and curated by Julie Phelps and Keith Hennessy in 2010, Too Much! presented some of the years most risky and experimental works by more than 60 artists…

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