Rocky and Rhoda’s Lesbian Past Damien Luxe & Ariel Speedwagon
About This Show
Rocky & Rhoda (Ariel Speedwagon & Damien Luxe) are America’s longest-running, hardest-touring & most beloved lesbian performance duo. Rocky and Rhoda’s Lesbian Past is a vaudeville & theatre extravaganza featuring acrobatics, songs, maps, the queer art of genealogy, visits from friends, historical reenactments & very big questions about history, herstory & the legacies we inherit. Infighting! Conflict! Ancestry! Song! Dance! Rocky and Rhoda’s Lesbian Past has it all.
About the Artists
Damien Luxe is a multimedia artist who creates solo & troupe performance. She’s toured the US & Canada since 2004 with feminist live art work. She is co-founder of Heels on Wheels, a working-class-led, multi-racial queer femme performance troupe which produces an annual national literary & art tour & just released Glitter and Grit, an anthology of which Damien was an editor. Damien works as an archival catalog builder by day at Femmetech. Weird videos, radical narratives, & a feminist, dystopic, science fiction novel can be found online.
Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow is an interdisciplinary performing artist, emcee & itinerant reporter. She’s worked with the Ballez, the AO Movement Collective, & Butch Burlesque among other. She’s choreographed genital puppets for dyke marches, done vaudeville about tenant’s rights & tap danced for liberation. Her own work & collaborations have been seen at LaMama ETC, Dixon Place, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Everybooty, Pussy Faggot & Hey Queen! Head reporter, Sarah Jenny News Network. 2012 Hemispheric Institute Affiliated Emerging Artist. Miss JewSA 5772. Bingo host. Clown about town.