Redefining the queer cabaret… with rock music, comedy, drama, and more!
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
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 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 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.
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.
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