ROOTED, a performance by Tim Miller
About This Show
The internationally acclaimed performance artist shares stories of his family trees and the hidden gay histories that live among the branches. Mixing sex and politics, humor and hope, Miller charts the growth of queer citizenship in America and the new challenge of being rooted in Resistance to today’s Trumped-up political environment.
ROOTED is about New York history and Miller’s family stories that plant him in the Empire State with stops along the way at a NYC wedding day, a queer history of hurting hearts, the Dept of Homeland Security , the DNA roots that lead Miller to Central NY, and an 80s power rock epiphany on a NY farm road in Yates County. Rooted is a funny and charged story of the times we are living in.
about the artist
TIM MILLER is an internationally acclaimed performance artist. Miller’s creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual and political topography of his identity as a gay man. Hailed for his humor and passion, Miller has tackled this challenge in such pieces as POSTWAR (1982), COST OF LIVING (1983), DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA (1984), BUDDY SYSTEMS (1985), SOME GOLDEN STATES (1987), STRETCH MARKS (1989), SEX/LOVE/STORIES (1991), MY QUEER BODY (1992), NAKED BREATH (1994), FRUIT COCKTAIL (1996), SHIRTS & SKIN (1997), GLORY BOX (1999), US (2003) 1001 BEDS (2006), LAY OF THE LAND (2009), and ROOTED (2016). Miller’s performances have been presented all over North America, Australia, and Europe in such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is the author of the books SHIRTS & SKIN, BODY BLOWS and 1001 BEDS, which won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama-Theatre. His solo theater works have been published in the play collections O Solo Homo and Sharing the Delirium. Miller’s newest book 1001 BEDS, an anthology of his performances, essays and journals, was published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2006. Miller has taught performance at UCLA, NYU, the School of Theology at Claremont and at universities all over the US. He is a co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.
ALSO BY TIM MILLER
OCTOBER 16 -21, 2017
This performance workshop welcomes performers at all levels of experience, artists, activists, queer-identified and queer-allied folks to come together to create an original performance that maps the charged border between our bodies and society…our personal narratives and our politics…our private selves and public view. Over the course of one week, we will shape our discoveries into a public performance. Our work will be a fun and charged exploration into creating original performance work from our personal lives: from our dreams, obsessions, peeves, memories and desires. Telling our own story doesn’t separate us from other people, it connects us.
We will work intensively for a week and the workshop will culminate in an ensemble-generated public performance from your fierce creativity! Please bring your hearts and brains, hopes and fears.
Monday, October 16 at 10am – 1pm
Tuesday, October 17 at 10am – 1:30pm
Wednesday, October 18 at 10am – 1pm
Thursday, October 19 at 10am – 1:30pm
Friday, October 20 at 10am – 1:30pm
Saturday, October 21 at 2 – 6pm
Culminating in a Public Performance at Dixon Place
Saturday, October 21 at 5pm
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