August 30, 2018
RISK/REWARD PRESENTS
RENÉE'S QUEER CABARET

August 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm  |  PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL TICKETS  |  Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St

 

The first in a series of themed "resistance variety shows" hosted by Renée Muzquiz.

RENÉE’S QUEER CABARET is a series of themed “resistance variety shows” hosted by Rockstar and B Movie Actress Renée Muzquiz. This live stage performance will defy the traditional cabaret with rock music and a focus on the intimate humor, joys and vulnerabilities of living on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. 

Borrowing the theme from the B Movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," this show will feature Portland's top drag and burlesque dancers, comedians, storytellers, musical acts and more!

Renée Muzquiz is a genre-bending singer-songwriter and actor in Portland. Curve Magazine has compared her vocals to a cross between Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, and she has shared the stage with prominent Portland musicians Jen Conlee (The Decemberists), Ritchie Young (Loch Lomond), Jeremy Wilson (Dharma Bums) and Zia McCabe (Dandy Warhols). She currently sings and plays lead guitar in Major Tomboys, her all female-identified David Bowie cover band. 

 

The show will be at 7:30pm on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Artists Repertory Theatre. Produced in association with Risk/Reward. Pay-what-you-will tickets are on sale now.

 

AUGUST 30, 2018
FEATURED ARTISTS:

ARTIST: Pepper Pepper
TITLE: Birthday Party
DESCRIPTION: Drag/Comedy/Multimedia. Pepper is a rockstar in her own mind.
 
ARTIST: Jay Flewelling
TITLE: Jay Flewelling
DESCRIPTION: Comedic Storytelling
 
ARTIST: Sean Abplanalp
TITLE: Attachment Theory
DESCRIPTION: Dramatic Monologue/Music. The risk of love and loss.
ARTIST: Lily Le Fauve
TITLE: Just a Girl
DESCRIPTION: A feminist burlesque performance featuring a "Victorian Lady" costume, cat call flags, a "barbed wire" bustle, and sequined wound to a cover of No Doubt's "Just a Girl.” While the earth doesn't stand still for cat calling, this act emphasizes a shift in culture where womyn are refusing to take anymore shit.
 
ARTIST: Nat Jacobs
TITLE: Queer AF Comedy
DESCRIPTION: 10 minute set on a range of topics from politics, identity, queerness and feminism.
 
ARTIST: Serah Pope
TITLE: n/a
DESCRIPTION: Poetry/Story
 
ARTIST: Cocoa Venus
TITLE: Cocoa Venus
DESCRIPTION: Ritual/Music. Calling ancestors to the space.
 
ARTIST: Marla Darling
TITLE: Lost in a Place Called America
DESCRIPTION: Spoken word/drag/performance art. This piece starts when the artist, a Native American woman raised on the American musical genre, was in 6th grade and watched West Side Story on stage and how the song America became an obsession, and later, a parallel to living under the regime of Trump's America.


HOUSE BAND BIOS

 

  Lauren Hatch - Keyboards

Lauren is a keyboardist from Portland, Oregon. She currently plays in an all-female David Bowie cover band called Major Tomboys.

Alexandra Geffel - Drums

Alexandra Geffel has a B.A. in classical percussion from Biola University. She performs regularly with The Cabin Project, Secret Drum Band and various other musical projects and theater companies throughout Portland. Recent shows have been The Addams Family, Gypsy, Mamma Mia and Hedwig and The Angry Inch.  As well as teaching music privately, Alexandra is an instructor with Girls Build, a non-profit organization that strives to inspire curiosity and confidence in girls through the world of building.

Shadow - Bass

Shadow began playing bass at age 12, upon first encountering Led Zeppelin.   He attended Berklee College of Music, majoring in Composition and Arranging, plays 4, 5 and 6-String basses, fretted and fretless, and sings.  He toured for many years in rock and jazz bands, sharing the stage with Carl Perkins, Chris Isaac, the Neville Brothers, Kansas, Dr. John and members of the Doobie Brothers, the Youngbloods, Quicksilver, Zero, Transistor Rodeo and others.  In the Portland area he has performed with Natty Staggs, Shannon Tower, Cubaneo and was a founding member of Roseland Hunters.

 

CURATOR/DIRECTOR BIO:

Renée Muzquiz is a genre-bending singer-songwriter and actor in Portland. Curve Magazine has compared her vocals to a cross between Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, and she has shared the stage with prominent Portland musicians Jen Conlee (Decemberists), Ritchie Young (Loch Lomond), Jeremy Wilson (Dharma Bums) and Zia McCabe (Dandy Warhols). She currently sings and plays lead guitar in Major Tomboys, her all female-identified David Bowie cover band.

 

Questions? Email reneesqueercabaret@gmail.com.