6/19/2014 Fresh Fruit


Hosts: Dixie Treichel & John Townsend

Pride Month Show-Queering the Arts-with Pam Colby, Patrick Coyle, Cassandra Snow, Patrick Scully & Kevin Kortan


Pam Colby, filmmaker, producer, director

Not in My Lifetime: GLBT Elders on Marriage

Not in My Lifetime is the new film by Pam Colby and her son Joah Colby. They gather, document and disseminate the stories of elder GLBT Minnesotans, specifically in light of the recent passage of local and federal marriage equality laws. They are creating this documentary to share the stories and images of those who lived through much more oppressive times and have survived to celebrate marriage equality. The documentary explores what it looks like to gain a right in the second half of life. All participants are over 50.  All are high profile members of the GLBT community. Not in My Lifetime is currently in production.


Patrick Coyle, filmmaker, writer, director, actor

The Public Domain

The Public Domain, a new film by award-winning filmmaker Patrick Coyle, is set against the backdrop of the 35W bridge. The lives of four people, impacted by the tragedy and on the run from their personal demons, intersect in a waterfront dive bar called The Public Domain operating in the shadow of the bridge. The Public Domain is set to screen later in 2014.


Cassandra Snow, Co-Artistic Director, Gadfly Theatre Productions

Final Frontier Festival

Six Sci-Fi and Fantasy one-act plays that fit Gadfly Theatre Productions’ queer and feminist mission. The Final Frontier Festival is broken into two sets that run in repertory. Set A Contains: Honest to God, by J.C. Pankratz, directed by Anna Lewein; Who Killed Captain Kirk?, by Paco Madden, directed by Immanuel Elliott; The Wolves Above, by Alyssa Zaczek, directed by Cassandra Snow. Set B Contains: Love Bot, by Matthew A. Everett, directed by Scott Pakudaitis; Falling Awake, by Alexis Scheer, directed by Mel Day ; Gargle McFury Slays Gender Essentialism, by Alex Reed, directed by Kristin Fox.

Nimbus Theatre, June 13-22, 2014


Patrick Scully, performance artist, writer, director & Kevin Kortan, performer

Leaves of Grass Uncut

Leaves of Grass Uncut is a performance celebrating the radical Walt Whitman created by Patrick Scully, as Whitman, and a company of 18 stunning male dancers. Stories you DIDN'T hear in American Literature Class. Whitman’s work and life changed western culture, creating space for everyone, and especially queer people, to live their lives more freely, but his era forced him to write cryptically about his sexual attraction to other men. It’s time to bring Walt out of the closet, for everyone to know him uncensored, undoing decades of denial by mainstream US culture. 

Illusion Theater, Fresh Ink Series, Jul 10-13, 2014


Playlist Tracks: 
Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed, DDC, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky & Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit Third Thursday Theme
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self release
Nancy Boy - All That Glitters (Come Out Come Out)
Album: Selections from Wigstock: The Move; Label: SIRE
Phranc - Bulldagger Swagger
Album: Goofyfoot EP; Label: Kill Rock Stars
Romanovsky & Phillips - Homophobia
Album: Trouble in Paradise; Label: Fresh Fruit Records
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Album: The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer; Label: Utv Records
Pam Colby - filmmaker, producer, director
Topics: Not in My Lifetime: GLBT Elders on Marriage
Patrick Coyle - filmmaker, writer, director, actor
Topics: The Public Domain
Cassandra Snow - Co-Artistic Director, Gadfly Theatre Productions
Topics: Final Frontier Festival
Patrick Scully - performance artist, writer, director
Topics: Leaves of Grass Uncut
Kevin Kortan - performer
Topics: Leaves of Grass Uncut