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$7 Girl

Details

Categories: Circus, Interdisciplinary, Theater

Dates: September 19, 2021 - September 25, 2021

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: MAAS Building Studio

Overview

What is a “radical permissionist?” Mae West, a queer, trans sex worker, wants you to be one.

In the lineage of Almanac’s ensemble-devised, autobiographical circus theatre pieces xoxo moongirl and The Edge, $7 Girl uses virtuosity, storytelling, aerial work, and expressive movement to bring audiences into social issues that are often underheard. This quirky and audacious piece explores sex in personal, political, and industrial contexts as Mae questions the possibility of a world in which their worth is no longer attached to dildos and dollar signs. $7 Girl is presented as a part of Cannonball Festival. For more information visit www.cannonballfestival.org/sevendollargirl. 

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre is an award winning, Philadelphia-based company dedicated to creating original works of genre-defying art. Since its founding, Almanac has premiered 11 shows, touring nationally across eleven states and internationally in Mexico and Edinburgh. Through hybrid experimentation, deep narratives, and open environments of circus learning, Almanac gives audiences access to a little bit (or a lot of) everything so they can experience the vicarious thrill of performance without barriers. Learn more about Almanac at www.thealmanac.us.

Mae West
Mae West is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and event producer based out of Philadelphia, PA. They are a company member of Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, with whom they are devising their current project, $7 Girl: an intimate piece of physical theatre, activism, and acrobatic storytelling based on their experiences working in the sex industry. Mae is also a director for Multicultural Arts & Entertainment Group where they produce programming focused on the intersections of pop culture, sex education, and variety entertainment. You can keep up with their work by following @maeartist_ on Instagram.

Credits

Performer: Mae West, Musician & Sound Designer: Emma Luz, Director: Mia Donata Rocchio, Collaborator: Nathan Alford-Tate, Collaborator: Ben Grinberg 

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