Participating in Art Exhibition in NYC, Oct 8, 2014

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Cassandra Guan, Women’s Times, 2014, cyanotypes, dimensions variable (detail) [After speaking with Guan at the opening, I learned that she sourced the images for this piece from the Lesbian Herstory Archives.]

Alexis has been invited to host an event focused on the Unknown Play Project as part of an art exhibit taking place from September 12 – October 25, 2014 at the EFA Project Space in New York City. The title of of the exhibition is As We Were Saying: Art and Identity in the Age of “Post,” and it explores the ways in which identity shows up in art and culture at a time when some argue that identity-based politics are obsolete or counterproductive.

“The onset of what [author of 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, Jonathan] Crary has termed the ‘new blandness’ means there are few chances to acknowledge difference among individuals, and it only through seeing and recognizing difference that one cultivates empathy.”
– from curator Claire Barliant’s essay for the exhibition

The event will take place Wednesday, October 8, beginning at 6:30pm. There will be a reading of an excerpt from the play Unknown, a screening of a couple of minutes from the raw documentary footage, and a discussion.

The gallery is located at:
323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018 (map)

For more information, click here.

Road Trip – Some of the Stops and Events Along the Way

The map below will update as we travel, once we being our journey on August 6.


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The information below represents the highlights from our trip, not every single stop. To follow the crew, you can view details of our progress here. You can also keep up with the crew on Facebook and Instagram.

For those interested in having us visit and document their town and/or space, this is the first trip on our journey. Once we get more work done on the film, we’ll be headed back out in late 2015 or early 2016 to visit more communities and to share the project! Please feel free to reach out using our Contact Form with info about your spot if you want us to add it to our list of possible stops for our future trip.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 4pm
Play Reading at Wild Iris Bookstore
22 SE 5th Ave., Suite D
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Learn more on the Facebook event page

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Tour Melrose, Florida and interview Shewolf

Wednesday, August 13 & Thursday, August 14, 2014
Visit and Interview at Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
922 San Pedro
San Antonio, TX 78212

Saturday, August 16 & Sunday, August 17, 2014
Alibi’s Bar & Club
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Friday, August 22 & Saturday, August 23, 2014
Private Home
Bay Area, California

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Play Reading at the Lesbian Connection Magazine Offices & Lesbian Library
East Lansing, Michigan
Doors open at 6:30pm for meet & greet
Reading at 7:00pm.
Light appetizers will be served.
More info on Facebook event page.

Places We’ve Already Visited

The Lesbian Herstory Archives
Brooklyn, New York

WOW Cafe Theater
New York, NY

We’ll also be capturing additional interviews with individuals who have specific stories to tell about lesbian and queer spaces beyond this road trip. So there’s even more to come!!

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Reading at WOW Cafe Theater, May 30, 2014

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Please join us for an informal reading of Alexis Clements’ play Unknown at the WOW Cafe Theater on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Members of the WOW community and some of those who show up for the reading, will read the play aloud.

Time/Date
Friday, May 30, 2014
Reception at 6.30pm, Reading at 7.00pm

Location
WOW Cafe Theater
59-61 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
4th Floor
(between 2nd ave and the Bowery)

Facebook Event Page

Inspired by the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY, Unknown asks how we come to know a person as something more than the role they play in our lives or the labels society applies to them. The play follows a handful of characters, ranging across four generations, as their lives intersect, and also as they try to figure out why one woman in particular decided to send an entire life’s worth of private writings to a small and idiosyncratic archive tucked away in a Brooklyn brownstone.

There is a suggested donation of $15 (more if/less if, no one will be turned away for lack of funds), all proceeds will go toward WOW’s capital fundraising campaign.

Learn more about WOW.