Open Bard: Literary Burlesque
In October, Kierstin Bridger is directing Literary Burlesque
: 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 GordonKierstin BridgerEllen MetrickCorinne PlattRosemerry Wahtola TrommerDaiva ChesonisElissa DicksonSamantha Wright
Open Bard Line-up for 2017/2018:
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.