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Solo performer will shine spotlight on LGBT topics

Tim Miller will perform ?Lay of the Land? and bring gay-rights issues to light
Mar 2, 2010
By Samantha Fink

The School of Theater and Arts for Ohio will present Tim Miller?s "Lay of the Land" in collaboration with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center, the Office of Diversity, Access and Equality and Up In Arms. This special performance will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6 at the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater in Kantner Hall.

In the week after this event, Miller will be hosting a performance workshop.

Miller?s work is a saucy, sharp-tongue look into the State of the Queer Union during a time of uncertainty and trial. "Lay of the Land" presents many different scenarios for gays, from marriage rights to electoral assaults to grade school misconduct.

"This performance and the workshop are really about the arts in action," said Mickey Hart, director of the LGBT Center. "I hope that those who attend the performance leave with a deeper understanding of the need for equality for LGBT people. Of course, it would be even better if they left with a stronger commitment to work to make our nation a more welcoming place for all."

Miller is a critically acclaimed solo performer who is known for his humor and passion. He has performed his controversial plays all over the globe, including Europe and Australia.

He is the author of three books, "Shirts & Skins," "Body Blows," and "1001 Beds." As a teacher of performance at UCLA and Cal State-LA he opened the influential studio, Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA and also Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Beginning on Monday, March 8, Miller will host a weeklong performance workshop from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Forum Theater in the RTV building. The daily workshop will culminate with a performance on Friday, March 12.

Both the workshop and performance will be free and open to all Ohio University students. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail School of Theater Director William Fisher at fisherw@ohio.edu.


Published: Mar 2, 2010 4:04 PM

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