Last Call: New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project 2016
Directed by Bonnie Gabel and indee mitchell
Written by Shannelle Mills and Bear Hebert
ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES is an immersive performance event staged in a smoky bar, a cabaret show run amok, a one night stand with a girl you might never see again. Merging the queer traditions of burlesque and drag kinging with contemporary dance and oral history interviews, ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES looks closely at the vanishing legacy of lesbian spaces, and invites audiences into new ways of engaging with and complicating LGBTQ history.
"Alleged Lesbian Activities not only examines the economic and social reasons why the bars closed, but expresses how their demise undermined a sense of community among queer people that crossed generations and lines of race, class, generations and gender identity."
-Mary Rickard, Gambit
“Alleged Lesbian Activities is one of the best things I've ever seen in New Orleans. From the chemistry between the wonderful and multi-talented ensemble members, the beautiful scene work, the GORGEOUS design to the beautiful interplay between live action and recorded memory, this piece creates a desperately needed space in New Orleans.”
-Evan Speigleman, Performer and Lighting Designer
Photos by Melisa Cardona
Video by Foster Bear
Alleged Lesbian Activities is made from the support of MAP fund with funds from Creative Capital, Platforms Fund, the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, Dancing Grounds, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, and our community Junebug Productions is our fiscal sponsor.