Spend an 
evening 
with the men 
your parents 
were afraid 
you'd grow up 
to become...

The Faggot Museum will be a part of Dixon Place's HOT! Festival in July:

July 23 at 10 PM, $15/$12/$10
Selections from The Faggot Museum: An Evening of Gay Men Who Talk Too Much
performed with Blue Discharges by Glenn Kessler and Michael C. Jackson.

Dixon Place's HOT Festival
258 Bowery (btwn. Houston & Prince)
New York, NY 10012
Tickets: 212-219-0736
online tickets available through www.theatermania.com

About Dixon Place's HOT Festival:
Dixon Place is celebrating it's 14th year in presenting the HOT Festival that includes full length and shorter works in puppetry, burlesque, drag, circus, performance, music, theater, dance, spoken word, and video. This year, Dixon Place, HERE Arts Center and the Fresh Fruit Festival have established an "umbrella" festival, QueerfestsNYC, a conglomerate of three established queer arts festivals, Dixon Place's HOT! The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture, HERE Arts Center's Queer@HERE, and All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival. The umbrella group is designed to increase the support and visibility of GLBT performing and visual artists in the U.S.

The Faggot Museum takes on the men that society has come to stereotype as faggots- from the hyper dramatic musical comedy queen to the effete collector of antique earthenware; from the opera buff to the man who lives by affirmations. Each of these faggots comes out through humor, through sympathy and through an honesty that sometimes hits too close to home.

Written and performed by Michael Whistler, The Faggot Museum is installed through the course of the play. The audience is presented with monologues, objects and sounds making up a gallery of faggots, representing a time and an attitude that existed before queer, before "outing," before the International Male Catalogue appeared in everyone's mailbox. 

The Faggot Museum premiered at Seattle's Theatre Off Jackson in September 1999, and enjoyed a successful run in Philadelphia in May of 2001. Reviews of the productions may be read by visiting the links to the left. For more information, or to find out about future productions, please contact mwhistler@aol.com.

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