Bennington College, Hubbard Hall to explore queer and trans experience via monologues

Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY has partnered with Bennington College in Vermont to bring area audiences cutting-edge monologues and short scenes that explore the queer and trans experience. Presented by 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities from Minneapolis, MN,The Naked I: Self Defined features brand new, never before seen monologues, short scenes, movement pieces, spoken word poems, short film, and more, and includes the contributions of over 70 artists. Inspired by The Naked I: Monologues From Beyond The Binary by Tobias K. Davis, a production that explored the bodies and experiences of transgender, gender-queer, and intersex individuals (which 20% Theatre Company produced back in 2009) the company has created, and will continue to create and produce a new NAKED I production every two years that takes the idea of a monologue-based play to a new level and boldly explains and explores the land beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’.

Executive and Artistic Director David Snider says, “We have teens in our community realizing their LGBTQ or Trans identities who have few resources for support – and few opportunities to see their stories on local stages. This is a rare and much-needed foray into performance directly addressing issues from the LGBTQ and Transgender communities, and I’m thrilled to be able to offer it at the Hall ”

Locals have two opportunities to see this stirring production that stimulates conversation on breaking stereotypes, the need for acceptance, unrelenting optimism in the face of adversity, tragedy and doubt affecting one’s own identity, and the celebration of shared experiences. In Cambridge, NY the show can be seen in Hubbard Hall’s Freight Depot at 4:00pm on Saturday, October 1. Tickets are only $10 for General Admission and $5 for Students. Seating is limited, so please reserve your tickets early! Tickets are available through the Hubbard Hall Box Office at (518) 677-2495, online at hubbardhall.org, or at the door if any remain. Also on October 1, Bennington College in Vermont will host this talented group at 7:00pm for free. Questions about the Bennington College performance should be directed to the Student Life Coordinator at studentlife@bennington.edu.

You can learn more about the 20% Theatre Company Twin Cities at tctwentypercent.org.

For more information please call Hubbard Hall at (518) 677-2495 or visit us online at hubbardhall.org. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, NY.

About Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education
Since 1878 Hubbard Hall has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance and the visual arts. From 19th century vaudeville and traveling troupes performing Shakespeare to today’s newest developing artists, the Hall has long been a home for theater, opera, dance, and music and in recent years has developed into a world-class development center for new work. Through classes in dance, theater, music, movement, puppetry, fencing, and even gardening, Hubbard Hall gives students of all ages an opportunity to learn, collaborate and grow. By offering arts education programming in schools and throughout our region, we connect more deeply with our community and give students throughout the region the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts. Recognized as a leading arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, NY. For more information on this and all of our programs, or to purchase tickets, register for classes, make a donation, and/or become a Hubbard Hall Pass carrier please visit www.hubbardhall.org or call (518) 677-2495.

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