Rocky & Rhoda
Rocky and Rhoda (Ariel Speedwagon and Damien Luxe) are America’s longest-running, hardest-touring, and most beloved lesbian performance duo — but, there’s a problem with their show about Lesbian Ancestry…
How long *have* queers been fighting? How *do* you resolve the evil parts of your history? Just *how many* lesbian bars are there in the world? Rocky and Rhoda’s Lesbian Past take on these questions, gold sequins and all.
Downtown performers Ariel Speedwagon and Damien Luxe presented this never-before-staged show, directed by Austin director Rudy Ramirez Wednesday March 16, 2016 on the notorious Dixon Place main stage.
Thier other work and collaborations have been seen in NYC at LaMama ETC, Dixon Place, Le Petit Versailles, 25 CPW Gallery, the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics, Everybooty, Pussy Faggot, Hey Queen!, BGSQD, JACK Theatre, The Opentoe Peepshoe, NYU, the New School; across the US at The Rotunda (Philadelphia), the Charm City Kitty Club (Baltimore), at UT Austin, Yale University, Duke University, the CLPP Conference, the Femme Conference, the Allied Media Conference, and across Canada at Perver/cite, The Encuentro, Queeruption, and plenty of other places.
Rocky and Rhoda’s Lesbian Past is a vaudeville and theatre extravaganza featuring original songs, the queer art of genealogy, historical reenactments, and very big questions about history, herstory, and the legacies we inherit. Infighting! Conflict! Ancestry! Song! Dance! Rocky and Rhoda’s Lesbian Past has it all.