Open Bard: Literary Burlesque

In October, Kierstin Bridger is directing Literary Burlesque


Wednesday, Oct. 3:  Literary Burlesque directed by Kierstin Bridger.  Eight women will be reading samples from Literary Burlesque 2018 (hosted in Telluride in May)!   Eight whip-smart women strip away what it means to fight for LIBERTY in all their cheeky glory.  It's the 100th Anniversary of Armistice.  Let's celebrate the women who unbound themselves using their voices and their bodies.   Why not celebrate the occasion by heralding the unsung heroines of World War I, the women who unbound themselves from the societal strictures and constraints during the 1914-1918 era. Our point of inquiry, “Where did the suffragettes go?” lead us to discover women who defied convention, employing their voices, their bodies, and their bicycles to break the silence, ignore barriers, and reimagine the future. These are women who met fire and fury on horseback, who stormed the skies, faced firing squads, and lead the way to a better future in mad, glorious brilliance.

Erika Moss Gordon
Kierstin Bridger
Ellen Metrick
Corinne Platt
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Daiva Chesonis
Elissa Dickson
Samantha Wright
Wednesday, Nov. 7:  Kim Nuzzo/Valerie Haugen from Fruita
 Thursday, Dec. 6:  Jose Alcantara from Carbondale

Open Bard Line-up for 2017/2018:

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Doors and Cash Bar for all Open Bard events are at 6pm. Reading begins at 6:30. $5 Entry or purchase a “Bard Card” for the whole season for just $20.

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Town of Ridgway
Telluride Foundation
Colorado Creative Industries
Ouray County Community Foundation Fund
Western Colorado Community Foundation
Alpenglow Arts Alliance
Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
Tri-State Generation & Transmission
Alpine Bank
Women's Club of Ouray

A history of community

Established in 1915, the Sherbino has been the heart of Ridgway Colorado, providing a venue for community events ranging from music to poetry. Now in a period of re-birth, the Sherbino continues to standout as the hub of events and community activities in Ridgway and throughout Ouray County. On February 11 2012 the Sherbino incorporated as the Ridgway Chautauqua Society Inc. whose mission is to embody the Chautauqua tradition by producing programs celebrating lifelong learning, the arts, culture and community. Learn more about the Sherbino.

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604 Clinton Street
Ridgway, Colorado 81432


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