ALLEGED LESBIAN ACTIVITIES
a musical for New Orleans' lost dyke bars
Inside of Franki's bar, performers interact with previous generations of queer family through voice-over pulled directly from Last Call’s oral history interviews with devoted customers of New Orleans' lesbian bars of the 70s and 80s. Alleged Lesbian Activities brings us closer to the myriad answers of Last Call’s central question, “Where did all the dyke bars go?” by conjuring up a dyke bar as sexy, powerful, vulnerable, and complex as the stories we have heard about them.
Alleged Lesbian Activities is the first full-length, original performance by Last Call: New Orleans Dyke Bar History Project. Shows ran from September 2-18 at the Theatre at St. Claude (2240 St. Claude). September 2016's run of Alleged Lesbian Activities was preceded by a work-in-progress performance in January 2016.
Alleged Lesbian Activities includes the voices and stories of:
Alda Talley, Paula Kilbourne, Liz Simon, Leslie Martinez, Juanita Pierre, Donna Bechet Kilbourne, Deon Haywood, Mae Lizama, Ellen Rabin, Diana Panara, Maxx Sizeler, Mardi Youngblood, Mary Pappas, Dianne Schneider, and Mary Capps.
With interviews by:
Rachel Lee, indee mitchell, nelle mills, Bonnie Gabel, Hannah Pepper Cunningham, Sara Pic, Erin Roussel, Sara Spiegelman, Jess Callahan, Annie Peterson, and Nathalie Nia (Nate) Faulk.
indee mitchell, Bonnie Gabel, nelle mills, Bear Hebert, Hannah Pepper Cunningham, and Last Call
MC Privacy...............Hannah Pepper-Cunningham
Janiece.......................Nathalie Nia (Nate) Faulk
Karen........................Rebecca Elizabeth Hollingsworth
Trumpet....................M’issa Fleming and LaTasha Bundy
Co-director / Co-creator Co-director / Co-creator
indee mitchell Bonnie Gabel
Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager
Raven Crane Lizzy Smith
Writer / Set Designer / Co-creator Writer / Co-creator
nelle mills Bear Hebert
Lighting Designer Lighting Assistant
Hannah Adams Evan Spigelman and Ellen Morvant
Costume Designer Costume Assistant
Rocharlotte Raphael Maria Elena Delgado
Composer / Co-music Director Vocal Coach / Co-music Director
Keisha Slaughter Rebecca Mwase
Technical Director / Sound Designer Promotional Photos by
Jo Nazro BLAZELIKEF¥RE and Melisa Cardona
This work was created collaboratively, and include voices, ideas, and creative input of so many community members and past collaborators including Brian Coogan (Big Gay March), Jeremy Guyton (Raid Dance Choreography), Aminisha Ferdinand (Butch/Femme Choreography), e.lang (Butch/Femme), Lisa Mount (voice over), and Asia Vinae-Palmer.
Alleged Lesbian Activities is made from the support of MAP fund with funds from Creative Capital, Platforms Fund, the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, Dancing Grounds, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, and our community. Junebug Productions is our fiscal sponsor.
A special thanks to our Kickstarter supporters:
A L, A.J. Allegra, Ace Falcor, Adil Mansoor, Adrian Brenneman, Aeryn Walker, Al Arceneaux, Alexis Erkert, Allain Rochel, Allison Tebbe, Alysia Savoy, Alyssa Escobar, Amelia Runyan, Amy Mei Willis, Amy Peterson, Amy Pinneo, Amy Weishampel, Anais Adair, Anais Maurer, Andrew Larimer, Andy Wolpert, Angela Irvine, Angélica De Jesus, Angelle Hebert, Anika Pensiero, Anna B. Creagh, Annie Peterson, April Fogel, Asha W., BabyK$, Bek McNeil, Ben Berman, Ben Schenck, Blanche Ellis, Breonne DeDecker, Caitlin Mae Burke, Calvin Green, Carolyn Cosgrove Payne, Carrie & Bob, Cassidy, Cathe Mizell-Nelson, Catherine María Rodríguez, Ceilidh Willow Yurenka, Cemre Koc, Chana Rose, Chris Kamenstein, Christine Moore, Christy Dixon, Claire Bangser, Clare, Clarence Harlan Orsi, Communify, Connie Rinehart, Craig Bialy, Dages Juvelier Keates, Dana Bialek, Dani & Vanessa Levine, Daniel, Deborah Langhoff, Deborah Malamud, Denise Ondaro, Diana Panara, Diana Wright, Dix Marie, Donna Fairhurst, Drew Carrico, Elana Baurer, Elise Gallinot Goldman, Elise Witt, Elizabeth Steeby, Emilie Whelan, Emily Clare Kloc, Emily Harpe, Emily Heller, Emily Johnson, Emma Weinstein-Levey, Emmett Harsin Drager, Eriko Hattori, Erin Langus, Erin-Kate Escobar, Evan Casper-Futterman, Evan Spigelman, Faycal Falaky, Francis Robinson, Free feral, Gulf Coast Resources, Haley Leibovitz, Hannah Hoose, Hannah W-A, Harley King, Heather Frost, Ian Hoch, Ilana Rossoff, Imani Jackson, Irina Kaplan, Isabel Melo, Jacob Moses, Jacque Groves, James Bartelle, Jane and David Greene, Jasmine Setayesh, Jazz Franklin, Jeanne Duplantier, Jemila Dunham, Jennifer Glick, Jennifer King, Jessica Wheeler, Joan Murray, Joanna Tomassoni, Joelle Solarsky, Jon Reynolds, Jonathan Greene, Jonathan Zucker, Jordan Flaherty, Josh & Davida, Julee LaPorte, Julie R Enszer, Justine Ambroze, Kate Kokontis, Katherine McGuire, Katie Carmichael, Katie DeBruhl, Katie Gray, Katie Levy, Katie Pearl, Katie Watkins, Katlin Lavieri, KDHL, Kelly Jacques, Kerry Cahill, Kerry McGee, Kezia Wineberg, Kiernan Dunn, Kim Barrett, Kiyoko McCrae, Kristin D. Swanson, Krystal Smierc, KS Peters, Kyle Rapiñan, Laine Campbell, Laine Kaplan Levinson, Lark Malakai Grey, Lauren Hind, Lauren Jean Bugg, Laurie McCants, LiJia Gong, Lindsay Wiggins, Lisa Boyett Luongo, Lisa D'Amour, Lisa Dunn, Lisa Guillory, Lisa Mount, Liz Carrier, Liz Simon Loo Loo Greenblum, Lori Adolphus, Lori DeLeon, Luther Dietrich, M.S., Maddi Fireman, Madeleine Brumley, Mae Lizama, Maggie Calmes, Mallory Falk, Margaret Laffan, Margaret Coble, Maria Jose Balbontin, Marianne Bachers, Marie Lovejoy, Mark Anderson, Mark Valdez, Mary Downs, Mary Matthews, Maxx Sizeler, Meghan Harbison, Megan Kosmoski, Melisa Cardona, Melissa Long, Meredith Groves, Meredith Sugarman, Micah Conkling, Michael Arceneaux, Michelle Newman, Michelle Rutherford, Miguel Valencia, Mindy Keeley, Mirandasaurus Nero, Missa, Momma Tried Magazine, Nancy Keeney, Nelle Edge, NEW NOISE, Nic Melo, Nick Slie, Nicole Garneau, Nicole Gurgel, Nora Sharp, Nute McHone, Olivia, Pam Koslowski, Patsy Radford, Paul Werner, paula donnelly, Rachel Carrico, Rachel Hudson, Randy Mack, Rebecca Chapman, Rebecca Fisher-McGinty, Rebecca Flanagan, Rebecca Frank, Rebecca Greaves, Rebecca McLaughlin, Renee Huval, Renna Khuner-Haber, RM Quirk, Robin Jean Grueunfeld, Robin Kacy & Matthew Chapman, Ron Morrison, Ron Ragin, Rosa Ortega, Sabine Bernards, Sage Crump, Sara, Sarah Ducker, Sarah Schulman, Sasha Velour, Scott Eustis,Selena Poznak, Selma Alamin, Shannon Flaherty, Sharlyn Grace, Shawn Sides, Siall, Sofia Owen, Sophie Kosofsky, Sophie Lee, Stacey Sharer, Stephanie McKee, Steve Merlan, Steven Melendez, Su Penn, Susan LosCalzo, Taki Aizawa, Tatsie Campbell, Ted Fireman, Tia Giermek, Tiffany Theriot, tin, Torsten Menge, Trucha, Van DeLisle, Vera Lester, Wanda, Wendy A. Gaudin, William Bowling, Yaeli Bronstein, Zach Hebert and Zoe Pepper-Cunningham.