Hot Nights: Out in the Tropics Queer Performance Festival
Here comes another round of high-quality GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) performance. The annual Out in the Tropics festival, presented by Fundearte, will showcase bold new work by queer performance by artists from around the country. Some of the provocative words on the program would shock tender ears: Bitch, Crotch, Cracks, to name a few, and in-your face attitude is at the center of this year’s festival. Out in the Tropics opens with a panel discussion, “Words and Power,” to get people thinking and talking about the ways that GLBTQ artists flip the meanings of offensive words to pack a punch and make a point. Festival artists Keith Hennessy, Bitch, and Andrea Askowitz will join local star Octavio Campos at the Shore Club on June 9 for the panel event, which is followed by a reception sponsored by the Shore Club and Meals that Heal. The festival will cover a large territory of Queer culture, ranging from live music, theater and dance to film and literature. On Friday June, New-York based musical artist Bitch brings her pop-flavored punk sound to the Colony Theater. Known for both theatrical flair and musicality, Bitch backs her lyrics with wild costumes, not to mention ukulele and electric violin. Also on June 10, Dirty Little Secrets by Jai Rodriguez opens for a limited-engagement run at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Carnival Studio Theater. Rodriguez will kiss and tell in an adults-only musical autobiography that doesn’t hold back.