We had a great time this summer with FREAK OF NURTURE! We started off with a standing room only (how ironic is that) kick off event at the Sealy Cuyler Funeral Home,
Bright green. Art deco. What could be better?
Kelli definitely dreamed about this moment when she was a nun.
New York queer performance superstars Elizabeth Whitney and Lea Robinson acted out the 2011 The Year I Stopped Getting Invited to Parties.
You can watch the extranormal bears telling the same story, here.
Then there a collective reading with a bunch of other amazing queer writers at Bluestockings in New York’s lower east side. For that occasion, Kelli got so excited she wore a shirt with a collar!
Later in the summer, Kelli performed FREAK OF NURTURE the SHOW in Ann Arbor
Because Kelli needs a great big huge rainbow flay behind her to be MORE gay. Yeah that makes sense.
There is really no reason for Kelli to be wearing those ears. None.
Then there were the Topside Press events, with authors like Imogene Binnie and Red Durkin in Chicago and then Madison, Wisconsin. Where Imogene performed Red’s material, of course.
Can you guess which story this is? Hint: it involves a surprising hare.
Even though she only got one photo of all the performers at Madison, Kelli did manage to take approximately a million photos of the feline art at the Madison venue which was called, appropriately enough, Java Cat.
One of over 1000 iconic cat images found on walls of the lesbian owned coffeehouse
And if you didn’t think there were enough cat images, you could bring a photo of your cat!
And then, a little trip down memory lane…
Kelli ran into a Aidan, someone Kelli has known since the 90s! They used to volunteer at the Catholic Worker Free Clinic in Phily. Aidan was a tween and volunteered with their dad, Kelli was fresh out of the convent. Memories!
And later Kelli headed out to Colorado State University.
Students sent to take notes. At a comedy show. It’s a weird life to be sure.
Kelli will be doing a reading/performance in Philadelphia on September 26th at William Way in Philadelphia, and again in Provincetown in October…and lots of places in between. For the most up to the minute schedule, sign up for Kelli’s mailing list.
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