October 20, 2018
RISK/REWARD PRESENTS
RENÉE'S QUEER CABARET

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00pm  |  PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL TICKETS  |  Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St

 

The second 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. 

This month's theme is "Night of the Living Dead," this show will feature regional storytellers, burlesque dancers, drag artists, comedians, 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. 

 

Show at 10:00pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Artists Repertory Theatre. Produced in association with Risk/Reward. Pay-what-you-will tickets are on sale now.

 

OCTOBER 20, 2018
FEATURED ARTISTS:

ARTIST: Jason Potter

TITLE: Room-matey

DESCRIPTION: Storytelling. Story about a roommate named Lord Admiral Rob who was a self-identified pirate.

 

ARTIST: Katie Piatt

TITLE: Join the Gay Cult!

DESCRIPTION: Queer standup. Katie, who is blossoming in their non-binary identity, recently found out they are bisexual in an argument with their mom about ice dancing. Jokes incorporate ideas of fatpower attitude, body hair, and starting a gay cult, all while wearing a giant rainbow dress/night gown.

 

ARTIST: Doc_B

TITLE: Book of Entropy

DESCRIPTION: Spoken word/sound with on-screen visuals and animation

 

ARTIST: Dillon Graves

TITLE: TEETH.V.

DESCRIPTION: Film/Multimedia. A story about a boy who finds a  disturbingly stubborn blemish on his tooth before being called into Channelworld. There, he experiences vibrant programming about hygiene before experiencing the weight of mortality.

 

ARTIST: Babs Jamboree

TITLE: I’ve Been Waiting All Night for You

DESCRIPTION: Burlesque. Performing with Renée Muzquiz and band.

 

ARTIST: Darka “Max” Dusty

TITLE: Darka “Max” Dusty

DESCRIPTION: Drag King performance with singing

 

ARTIST: Alexa Perplexa

TITLE: n/a

DESCRIPTION: Burlesque


ARTIST: Shadow

TITLE: I Wait in Darkness... Still

DESCRIPTION: Spoken Word with Live Music and Dance

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.