Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Morgan Bassichis’s performances combine stand-up comedy and mysticism into beguiling tales of queer alienation, love, and liberation. For the 2019 Biennial, the artist will do a standup routine, reveling in the sunset as it shines into the performance space.
Titled Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me, Bassichis hints at the critical potential that humor holds for introspection and personal discovery. Employing strategies that are often joyfully self-deprecating or disruptive, Bassichis wryly dives into the language of self-care, teasing its outward forms even while manifesting sincere affection for the idealism behind it. Citing the playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’s proposition that “words are spells,” Bassichis draws on the transformational power of language, treating storytelling and performance as an opportunity to build collective understanding and community.
June 14, 2019
June 15, 2019
Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 students, seniors, and visitors with disabilities; free for members).
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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