| You're invited to PRIDE PARADE!
Coming Out September 2017 in the Fringe Festival, PRIDE PARADE! is a queer storytelling adventure through historic hotspots in Center City Philadelphia. During this interactive walking tour, we'll swing by the hotel that hosted the inaugural gay rights conference in the US, visit the largest pride mural in the world, and meet the first Black drag queen to headline a gayborhood bar stage...plus so much more! In this immersive history lesson, we'll dance, sing, and chant as we celebrate out & proud ancestors who marched before our time.
Join the movement -- Remembering is resistance!
Friday September 8 @ 4pm
Saturday September 9 @ 2pm
Sunday September 10 @ 2pm **SOLD OUT**
Saturday September 16 @ 2pm
Sunday September 17 @ 2pm
Sliding scale $10 - $20 tickets available on site. These are limited so please arrive early to secure your spot OR order tickets online (especially if you're coming from out of town.)
Begin: Rittenhouse Square on S. 18th & Chancellor Streets
End: Kahn Park, 328 S. 11th Street
Please Note: This is a site-specific outdoor performance.
If necessary, rain dates are TBD.
2 hours, including 15 min intermission
Suitable for ages 13 and older. Teens and families are encouraged to attend. For accessibility questions or more please contact Wesley Flash --- firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wesley Flash is a writer, performer, and historian. His work re-imagines queer liberation movements through site-specific performance in public space. Wesley collaborated with feminist performance collective BabySkinGlove from 2009 – 2014. In 2012, he co-created Whose Streets Our Streets, a walking tour and web project about queer resistance in New York's West Village. Since 2015, Wesley serves as Spiritual Facilitator at BuoyRR, a retreat and residency for artists in Connecticut where he leads meditation and movement workshops. He also writes a zine about magic called Witch, Please!, teaches Tarot workshops, and reads cards for clients by appointment. PRIDE PARADE! was made possible in part by a grant from Small But Mighty Arts. This is Wesley's first appearance in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Mal Cherifi is a wearer of many hats (though they personally only own one hat) performer, director, mover, divisor, writer. Mal is currently a member of the Panorama Artist Collective in West Philly where they are currently building puppets and creating stories with other members. Their work has been seen and performed in various places across the US. They are the creator of The Distance project which has toured to multiple Fringe Festivals including Portland Fringe and Ithaca Fringe. Other work they have created include Capacity for Veracity (Philly Fringe '15) and Gender Gender Chicken Tender (SuperObject001/Solow Fest) Locally they have been seen in They Extract by Alma's Engine, and The Gauntlet by Medium Theatre Company. Otherwise, Mal enjoys a good walk, a good talk and a good pair of birkenstocks.
Part of the Phila. Fringe Arts Festival, Sept. 7-23. Use the left-hand column to filter events by date, genre, neighborhood, or "features" like free or LGBT. List of LGBT shows at this year's Fringe Fest.