Max Steele’s ENCOURAGER

Max Steeleby [Adam GardinerApril 26th-28th, 2013
Friday-Saturday @ 8:00pm | Sunday @ 6:00pm

Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income | [Buy Tickets]

Featuring BAX’s Artists-In-Residence (AIR), these performances culminate a shared journey through the creative process. Audience members enjoy the rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the early stages through to full productions. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November, continued with the Works in Progress Series in January, and culminates in these Spring performances.

ENCOURAGER is a new solo performance by Max Steele. Fictive secular spiritual guru Billy Cheer leads a Courage Workshop, leading the audience through new emotional strategies, drawing from the vernaculars of self-help books, queer and punk subcultures and radical politics, working towards personal liberation through self-destruction.

Max Steele is a performer and writer living in Brooklyn. He has presented work at the New Museum, Rapture Cafe, Deitch Projects, PPOW Gallery, Envoy Enterprises, Dixon Place, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and his writing has been featured in Dossier Journal, Spank, Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art, East Village Boys, Birdsong, and Noisey. As an actor, Steele has performed in the NYC debut of Tennessee Williams’ Now the Cats with the Jeweled Claws (at La MAMA), Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence, the LOGO TV sitcom Jeffery and Cole Casserole, and his stint as a go-go dancer for New York’s only queer punk party QxBxRx earned him the moniker “go-go boy of the damned”.

Since 1991, our Artist In Residence program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.