3/15/2012 Fresh Fruit


Kate Bornstein playwright, performance artist, author
Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and playwright who has authored several award-winning books in the field of Women and Gender Studies, including "Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and The Rest of Us," and "My Gender Workbook." Her 2006 book, "Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws" is an underground best seller, propelling Kate into an international position of advocacy for marginalized youth. She has earned two citations of honor from the New York City Council and garnered praise from civil rights groups around the globe. Kate lives in New York City with her girlfriend, three cats, two dogs, and a turtle. Twitter: @katebornstein

Books include: Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook and Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws Plays and performance pieces include: Strangers in Paradox, Hidden: A Gender, The Opposite Sex Is Neither, Virtually Yours and y2kate: gender virus 2000.

Jefferson Fietek educator, MN Senate candidate, activist
Jefferson will talk about the current updates with Anoka-Hennepin School district concerning queer youth and his running for MN State Senate District 36

Heidi Arneson, Playwright/performance artist
EAT DIRT! Part of NOT GUILTY! (Your honor, it’s the laws that are wrong) March 23, 24, 30, 31 at Patrick's Cabaret

Immanuel Elliott, Executive Director of Gadfly Theatre Productions
Hidden: A Gender by Kate Bornstein
March 9th through 18th, 2012
The People's Center

a recorded interview taken Feb. 26, 2012 at MU Performing Arts community forum entitled “Before ‘It Gets Better: Supporting LGBTQI Youths" with Randy Reyes, director, Alex Galick, actor from Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and participants: Moderator- Jason Jackson, Out for Equity, Panelists- Gilbert Achay, Maria Kamenska, Xay Yang

Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them , written by A. Rey Pamatmat, directed by Randy Reyes
March 16 – April 1, 2012 at Mixed Blood Theatre

Three kids are all but abandoned on a farm in remote Middle America. With little adult supervision, they feed and care for each other, making up the rules as they go. But when Kenny’s relationship with Benji becomes more than friendship, and Edith shoots something she really shouldn’t shoot, the formerly indifferent outside world comes barging in whether they want it to or not. Contains strong language and sexual content. Recommended for ages 13+.

Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky & Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Theme 3rd Thursdays
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self released
Lesley Gore - You Don't Own Me
Album: The Golden Hits of Lesley Gore; Label: Polygram Records
Phranc - Bulldagger Swagger
Album: Goofyfoot; Label: Kill Rock Stars
The Ikettes - I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
Album: Hairspray: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Original recording reissued, Soundtrack]; Label: Mca Special Products
Heidi Arneson - Playwright/performance artist
Topics: Heidi talks about her new piece EAT DIRT!
Immanuel Elliot - Executive Director, Gadfly Productions
Topics: The production of Hidden: A Gender
Jefferson Fietek - Educator, Activist, MN Senate Candidate
Topics: Update on Anoka-Hennepin lawsuit & Jefferson's Senate run
Kate Bornstein - playwright, performance artist
Topics: Kate talks about her plays, performances, books and current tour
MU Performing Arts - interviews by Dixie Treichel at a post panel community forum
Topics: Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them and community forum entitled “Before ‘It Gets Better: Supporting LGBTQI Youths"