Heels on Wheels hosts an evening of performances and conversation celebrating the passion and resilience of queer femme artist-organizers. How do these powerhouses balance their own artistic careers, while producing events that shine the spotlight on the incredible talents of their community members? Join us for an evening of work by Shannon Matesky (Queer Abstract), Shomi Noise (Riot Chica), and the co-creators of Heels on Wheels, Heather María Ács and Damien Luxe. Performances range from theatre, music, spoken word, and drag to literary arts, film, and multimedia. Panelists will share work that speaks from a variety of intersectional identities, including poc, mixed race, immigrant, sex workers, poor, and working-class. Performances will be followed by a panel on art making and arts organizing. RSVP here.
PLEASE NOTE WHEN RSVP'ING:
* Admittance is still first come, first serve (whether you have RSVP'ed or not).
* The Stoop has a limited capacity and seating is NOT guaranteed.
Heels on Wheels (HOW) is an award-winning, queer femme-inine spectrum arts organization running 7 years strong in Brooklyn. It is multiracial, multi-generational & working-class led; committed to anti-oppression in both our art and organizing. HOW produced an annual tour across the U.S. and Canada, a monthly queer artists’ salon in Brooklyn, and won a LAMBDA Literary Award for their anthology, Glitter & Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy, a cross-disciplinary collection of over 60 intersectional queer artists. Glitter & Grit is available for purchase at the New Museum or online at www.heelsonwheelsroadshow.com
BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes audiences for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media, and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. The Stoop Series highlights voices we don’t hear enough, creative solutions that deserve more attention, artistic endeavors that make you see the world differently, and tools for enhancing your own creativity.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.