Making Amends Cabaret

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 1st at 8:00 pm
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th Street, St Paul

Tickets are on a sliding scale $12-$20*. No one turned away for lack of funds.
*A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Trans Youth Support Network

Minnesota is the first state to defeat a proposed marriage amendment. Join Bedlam artists, activists, and visionaries, queer and queer-friendly for an evening of creative assembly curated by Nastalie Bogira as we recover and reimagine what’s next for Minnesota.


Michelle Be
Con.jure: call to mind,
is an audience engaging spoken word piece, investigating universal truth, and inquisition leading to action conjured by politics.

Juma B. Essie & Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe
Walking Towards It.
Moving, Sounding, Feeling, Thinking our way. Less of what they are doing to us, more of what we are doing for us. We can't go back but we can return.

Hank Heat
Hank Heat has been serving up piping hot man meat in the Twin Cities for 6 years and going strong!

We have been addressing the Marriage Amendment through engaging in community conversations, which proved to be both personal and political. We then arranged the disparate inspirations and viewpoints of our research into a sonic and dance landscape and performed Mega-Layered Wedding Cake…and eat it too at the Patrick’s Cabaret VOTE NO show this September. We are excited to further our research and creative synthesis of the power, privilege and politics of togetherness.

Mad King Thomas
Dances for Telephone might not look like anything. A number you can call, a dance you can have from afar, a performance just for you, this is a dance made from words and hope and a bunch of little beeps transmitted along a line to convey it all.

Molly Van Avery
An open letter to the President about why artists matter. What is art doing to support Obama's vision? How can we, as a country, shift towards naming artist as a viable career path right next to auto worker, teacher, lawyer, doctor, etc.? How does art serve, solve, and thrive as our nation embraces a wider set of values? Interactive, playful, and embodied, we will compose a mad-lib letter together and send it to the White House.

Harry Waters Jr.
After surviving the swirling summer, feckless fall and gnarly November elections, thoughts of family and friends reverberate as amendments to the past and projections into the future... he will be taking you back to revisit what we might dream - and maybe hear a song or two.

What is Making Amends?

Bedlam Theatre is partnering with performing artists Harry Waters Jr. and Molly Van Avery to embark on a series of conversations around the proposed Minnesota Marriage Amendment. Supported by funds from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Bedlam’s Making Amends project is designed to broaden the conversation from a rallying cry of “Vote No” to the marriage amendment to a larger conversation around the meaning of family, commitment, and society for the entire spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity. Throughout September, Bedlam, Harry, and Molly performed and led discussions with Minnesota residents right in their living rooms with the Making Amends Living Room Tour, followed by a joint performance at the Bedlam Lowertown on Saturday, October 6th and a day of Open Space Technology conversations on the 7th, together comprising the Pre-Election Convergence. Now join a wide range of queer artists, activists, and visionaries for a night of creative assembly curated by Nastalie Bogira as we recover and/or reimagine what’s next after the votes are in.

Twitter: #MakingAmends @bedlamtheatreMN

Bedlam Lowertown is located at 213 East 4th Street, St. Paul, MN 55401. The venue is wheelchair accessible. ASL will be available from Austin Beatty and Jo Lum- contact with questions or ideas for how Bedlam can be more accessible.

This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.


Venue Information

Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
(651) 209-0597

Ticketing Information

Price Range: 
$12-20 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
Payment Info:
Ticketing Contact: 
Andi Cheney
(612) 341-1038

Presenting Organization

Bedlam Theatre
(612) 341-1038