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QUEERulous Cabaret brings together queer artists for queer spaces

QUEERulous Cabaret brings together queer artists for queer spaces


Gadfly Theatre’s annual cabaret fundraiser offers a full line-up of queer talent — and the chance to be a part of building a queer arts community.

The 2015 QUEERulous Cabaret will be held at Honey on Dec. 4th at 7pm. Planned performances include the Mayda, Oliver Schminkey, Kevin Koaz Moore, Mad. M. Moxie, Esmé Rodríguez, Kate Kunkel Bailey, Joey Schad, and the Lavender Panic Improv Troupe consisting of Denzel Belin, Sarah McPeck, and Jay Simmons.

Proceeds from the fundraiser are going to two causes. The first is a three-day queer arts festival in 2016. The second is Gadfly’s quest to create a queer arts performance space.

“We are trying to find space not only for our shows but to help other artists host performances,” said Cassandra Snow of Gadfly. “Queer are is being kept out by the cost of renting space and many cannot afford other options. We are working to create an artistic home, one that artists can sublet for incredibly cheap, something that’s less than half of what they would find anywhere else.”

“We are hoping to raise enough to subsidize artists that don’t have the resources to rent a space,” added Immanuel Elliot of Gadfly.

As for the cabaret fundraiser, Gadfly is drawing many queer artists from many disciplines: hiphop, drag, musical parodies, improv, storytelling, and comedy just to name a few.

“What you can always expect at a Gadfly event is that you can feel completely welcome and part of a fun family,” Snow says.

“It’s the holiday family excursion that are are not getting from your actual family,” Elliot agreed.

The duo said that folks should get tickets in advance; they are a bit cheaper. The price runs $20 ahead of the event (through Brown Paper Tickets) and $25 at the door, but Gadfly is quick to note, no one will be turned away if they cannot afford the price.

Date: Friday, Dec. 4 at 7pm
Location: Honey, 205 E. Hennepin, Minneapolis
Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door
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