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An Evening with Sarah Kilborne
AUTHOR • PERFORMER • LGBT ACTIVIST
THURSDAY, OCT 19, 2017 | EVENTS STARTS at 7:00PM | RUDDER THEATRE
About this Show
“The Lavender Blues: A showcase of queer music before World War II.” It is music history. It is queer history. It is women’s history. It is entertainment. It is life.
“Girls were girls and boys were boys when I was a tot.
Now we don’t know who is who or even what’s what!”
(Gwen Farrar, 1926)
Some of the most famous musical artists of the early 20th century were “in the life” – meaning gay, bisexual or transgender – and they sang about this life in a variety of genres such as blues, early jazz, ballads, and pop. The Lavender Blues introduces audiences to a little-known, yet revolutionary moment in music history when pioneering artists sang boldly about sexual and gender fluidity, something daring even for today – and as deliciously fun and inspiring as ever.
The Lavender Blues was chosen one of 2017’s “exciting new works in development” by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
About the Artist
Sarah Kilborne is an author, singer, performer and LGBT activist. She’s a graduate of Yale University and the founder of the Kiss for Equality campaign. Sarah is a committed advocate for equal rights and frequently writes about LGBTQ issues for Slate, the Huffington Post, the Advocate, SheWired, LGBTQNation and more. Her first one-woman show is the new musical revue: “The Lavender Blues: A showcase of queer music before World War II.”
For more information about Sarah Kilborne, please visit: sarahkilborne.com