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{CANCELED}: UP HER ASS: a love story

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.*

Performer/playwright Anthony Hudson (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) swaps out Carla Rossi for another icon and another kind of drag: Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist satirist, playwright, and author of the SCUM Manifesto. Incorporating text from both the manifesto and her unproduced play Up Your Ass, plus monologue, song, and pre-recorded as well as live-feed video, Anthony tells the story of Valerie's life and death, and Anthony's own relation to her as an artist. Along the way Anthony addresses ahistorical reads of Solanas as a trans-exclusionary radical feminist, situates her arguments for an all-female society within contemporary queer theory, questions the ethics of performing in drag as a woman who hated men (and, sometimes, drag), and briefly touches on the day she shot Andy Warhol in 1968. Part biography, part failed reenactment, and part love song, Up Her Ass is a tribute to a brilliant queer thinker - historically maligned as a madwoman and failed assassin - whose life and legacy demands to be rediscovered, reevaluated, and remembered more than ever in the era of Trump. 

Admission is free.

CONTENT WARNING This show discusses sexual assault, gun violence, and mental illness. There is a sound of a gunshot as well as some brief strobing in one video.

This event is sponsored by the Reed Theatre Department, the Office for Institutional Diversity, and the Division of the Arts Speaker Fund. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Greenwood Theatre is located on the north end of the west parking lot off SE 28th Ave.

The college is following the advice of Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the CDC for mass gatherings and large community events to help protect the health of event participants and our community. Some programs and events at Reed may be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 prevention. Prior to attending an event, we strongly encourage you to check Reed’s events calendar listing for the most current information on the status of each event. Contact the office in charge of the event or Conference & Events Planning with questions.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00pm

Greenwood, Theatre
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Performing Arts

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Parents & Family, Prospective Students

Tags

carla, rossi, rosi, anthony, antony, hudson

Cost

Free

Department
Institutional Diversity, Theatre, Division of The Arts
Hashtag

#reedcollegeperformingarts

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