A Helix Queer Performance Network Event presented by
BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange

A Showcase of Student Works in Progress

Azu Davidson (dream boi)
Blaze Ferrer
cat archer
E. Wray
Gabriella Carmichael
Kate McDonough
Nana Chinara

Hosted by and based on a class facilitated by Heather María Ács

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 8:00pm

Tickets: $20 / $15 / $10 / $5 [HERE]

(sliding scale, general seating)

In this unique workshop, students develop their own material while studying the history of queer performance in NYC, and meeting the great queer artists of our day. NEEDING IT is part of an ongoing education initiative of The Helix Queer Performance Network, a collaboration between La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange seeking to nurture queer performers, empower queer communities and celebrate the legacy and lineage of queer performance in New York City.

This program was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

ACCESSIBILITY: BAX is located on the second and third floors and does not have an elevator. If you need assistance or have further questions regarding the BAX Building, please email

The instructor, performer/writer/director, Heather María Ács will work closely with students to identify individual topics of interest and personal artistic goals to help students create passionate, risk-taking performance.

NEEDING IT was originally developed by Dan Fishback and is a project of the Helix Queer Performance Network.

Heather María Ács is a working-class raised, Appalachian, mixed-race Anglo-Xicana performer, writer, filmmaker, drag queen, and cultural worker based in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented at festivals, theatres, galleries, conferences, and universities internationally. She is the Co-Director of Heels on Wheels, a queer femme-inine spectrum, all genders performance group, who tours annually and published the LAMBDA Literary Award-winning queer performance anthology, Glitter & Grit. [] She has worked with Cherríe Moraga, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, Nao Bustamante, Taylor Mac, Karen Finley, Lois Weaver, Steven Soderbergh, Paula Pell (SNL), and Jill Soloway (Transparent), and J. Ed Araiza (SITI Company). She has been a teaching artist in public schools for over 15 years and currently teaches Arts Education at the New School University’s School for Drama.

(Photo credit: Shameless Photography)

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