The Leslie-Lohman Museum Queer Theatre & Performance Residency for Emerging Artists aims to support artists interested in advancing the nature and discourse of queer theory through experimental work. During July and August, two chosen artists each receive rehearsal space for one month alongside access to the museum's archives, guidance from staff, and an artist honorarium . At the end of the residency, artists are expected to present a work-in-progress showcase.
As the first residency of its kind, we look for artists who show promise as leaders in the fields of performance art and experimental theatre. We are interested in artists whose work demonstrates a commitment to expanding the concept of queerness past its current norms; artists who, through multiple disciplines and genres, intend to create works of expansive vision and effort.
Please check back in spring 2021 for application dates and information.
Our past performance residents include: Camilo Godoy, an artist whose practice is concerned with the construction of political meanings and histories; Cristina Pitter, queer Afro-Latinx fat babe, nomad artist, sex educator, hedonist, and bruja; Peter Smith, who copes with and celebrates being a gender nonconforming person through comedy, as well as theatre, fashion, and art; and Kevin Quiles Bonilla, an interdisciplinary artist who explores ideas around power, colonialism, and history with his identity as context.