QVC: Queer Variety Cavalcade
Washington Improv Theater - June 2, 2023
In the tradition of variety show legends Sonny & Cher, Donny & Marie, and Captain & Tennille… It's The All New Queer Variety Cavalcade!
Structured like a traditional televised-live variety show, with a little John Waters flair, QVC will feature Queer talent across performance disciplines: music, dance, drag, magic, burlesque,
spoken word, ventriloquism… any talent we can discover. And, of course, Improv!
This hour long show has performances by queer artists and a interview with a guest important to the Queer Community. A Queer-centric improv team will perform drawing inspiration from a Drag Time Story reading. The show begins with a song and banter from two eccentric hosts who will snipe and tease each other right into the audience’s heart and end with a full cast song meant to
get audience on their feet and dancing.
Guest: Anthony Green is a writer and filmmaker from Memphis currently residing in Washington DC. Green served as an English professor at Columbia College and the University of Memphis. His writings have appeared in Glint Literary Journal, Polychrome Ink, and Black Magnolias. His works include When Boys Exhale and #BlackGayStoriesMatter, a collection of short stories, which was the inspiration for his debut film, THE SOULS OF BLACK PEBBLES.
- Musical Drag Story Time with Michael Von Trapped
- Drag performance by Jessi Pascal (Shoujo-A-Go-Go) from Super Art Fight. She and a special assistant will creating art on a canvas in front of the audience’s eyes.
- A musical performance by Dana Nearing of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington
Opener: We are out and we are loud. Out Loud is an all queer improv team. We take your favorite out loud queer anthem and do a montage based off the song and interview with the audience. Cast: Samiyyah Ali, Geoff Corey, Madeline Dozier, Darnell Eaton, Devin Hiett, Nick Martinez, Clare Mulligan, Krystal Ramseur
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