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Past PR: Quito Zeigler June 30-July 2 || Heather Acs July 7-9 ||Justin Sayre July 14-16 || Ariel Speedwagon July 21-23 || Princess Tiny & the Meats July 28-30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Sarah Jenny Bleviss, 347-841-4908, press@departmentoftransformation.org

FAME & SHAME IN THE L.E.S.

NEW WORKS BY EMERGING QUEER ARTISTS

THURSDAYS, FRI DAYS – JUNE 30 – JULY 29, 2011

New York, NY, June 21, 2011 – The Department of Transformation and co-producer Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center present Fame and Shame in the Lower East Side, a sumptuous constellation of queer performance artists debuting experimental work Thursdays and Fridays in July. A diverse array of performance, film, installation, photography, theatre, and dance will be presented by emerging artists Quito Ziegler, Heather Ács, Justin Sayre, Professor Speedwagon, and Princess Tiny & the
Meats.

The series will be held at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY. Tickets can be purchased at the venue for five dollars.

On Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th, playwright Justin Sayre presents The Gorgon Approaches.

The evening will consist of a one act play called The Gorgon Approaches, a treatise on sex, human nature, and oblivion as seen through the eyes of two 19th century British school boys at the seaside. This evening will be shared with the first two movements from from “ The Boy Sonata,” on the tumultuous life of a small southern boy at different ages. All the pieces are dealing with Innocence lost and gained.

JUSTIN SAYRE is the writer and creator of the downtown hit, The Meeting* The show has been called “ a delightfully droll cult hit” by Time Out New York, “ riotously funny and campy” by Next Magazine and “ hilarious and fearless” at Sirius XM Radio. The Meeting* recently completed its season with a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, Night of A Thousand Judy’ s at Joe’ s Pub.As an actor, he has worked and studied with some of the finest professionals in New York. As a gay, Justin has excelled at scarf placement, devilish quips, and a healthy but firm love of the American musical. He has performed at Comix, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall and as part of Joe’ s Pub’ s popular monthly series “ Our Hit Parade.” Recently, he was seen at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery for their Tennessee Williams 100th Birthday Celebration, curated by illustrator Robert W. Richards. Justin contributed a story about Justin Bond for Radical Faerie Digest – one of the oldest gay publications in the country – and is currently developing The Accused May Be Seated, his new play about Marie Antoinette. Visit www.themeetingshow.com

For more information and complete schedule, please visit: http://www.departmentoftransformation.org
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