These are the words of Brian King, a member of All Together Now, a queer multimedia performance series. This Saturday night will be its third installment on August 27 at 9 p.m. at the Lilypad in Inman Square, Cambridge MA. Arts event producer Anna Rae hosts the night, which features dancer and drag artist Adlai Grayson, performance artists and musicians Johnny Blazes and the aforementioned Brian King, jazz guitarist and singer Sarah Fard, and the pop-rock band Hemway.
Performance artists and musicians Johnny Blazes and Brian King, who are ten years apart in age, examine the difference a decade can make in the queer experience. This performance, entitled “What’s 10 Years Between Queers?” will include previews from their upcoming show “Do You Queer What I Queer?” premiering at the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown in September. Johnny blazes is a queer, non-binary trans, pansexual, genderqueer educator and leader of the band Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys. 3rian King leads the band What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? Adlai Grayson is a gay Boston-based dancer, choreographer, and drag artist.
All Together Now brings together cross-genre and collaborative art. Curated and created by Anna Rae, All Together Now makes space for women, people of color, and LGBTQ people, in partnership with allies. The multimedia aspect creates a sensory-rich experience for the audience.
Says Anna Rae, “I think a lot of people are really excited about the idea of participating in something cross-genre. We all know the power and limitations of our respective arts, and I think there’s a sense of making something more immersive and powerful together.”
Learn more and purchase tickets ($15) at alltogetherbos.com. Advance tickets are recommended, as the Lilypad’s capacity is limited.
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