2017 OUTSpoken Revue

The Sundress Academy for the Arts is excited to present the 2017 OUTSpoken Revue, a theatrical performance featuring the work of local and national LGBTQ+ writers.

Performances will be Friday, June 2nd and Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm at the Lab Theatre on the University of Tennessee’s campus. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 for the general public or $5 for students. You can also reserve a free ticket here. All proceeds from the event go to support LGBTQ+ writers.

OUTSpoken is a fourth-year program whose goal is to create a platform for the LGBTQ+ community of Knoxville, Tennessee, and surrounding areas to record and perform the experiences of sex- and gender-diverse individuals in the South. Through a series of workshops culminating in a staged reading, OUTSpoken hopes to foster a dialogue between the LGBTQ+ community and others.

This year’s performance features pieces composed by local writers including Zoe Estelle Hitzel, Jennie Frost, Made Mansouri, Brynn Martin, Mark Ellis, and as well as the winners of our national OUTSpoken contest. It is our sincerest hope that this project will illuminate the struggles of Southern LGBTQ+ persons and celebrate sex and gender diversity in East Tennessee and beyond.

Parking is available in the lot next to the Clarence Brown Theatre, and the Lab is located on the right side of the Clarence Brown Main Stage.


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