A Body in the O - A performance, lecture, and rant by guest artist Tim Miller

The Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes internationally acclaimed performance artist, Tim Miller, for a one-week residency at the University of Nevada, Reno. Miller's creative work as a performer and writer explores the artistic, spiritual, and political topography of his identity as a gay man. Miller's performances have been presented all over North America, Australia and Europe. He is the author of the books “Shirts & Skin,” “Body Blows, 1001 Beds” and “A Body in the O.” His solo theater works have been published in the play collections O Solo Homo and Sharing the Delirium. Miller has taught performance at University of California, Los Angeles, New York University, and at universities all over the U.S. He is a co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 and Highways Performance Space. In 1990, Miller was awarded a NEA Solo Performer Fellowship, which was overturned under political pressure from the Bush White House because of the gay themes of Miller’s work. Miller and three other artists, the so-called "NEA 4," successfully sued the federal government with the help of the ACLU for violation of their First Amendment rights and won a settlement where the government paid them the amount of the defunded grants and all court costs. Miller vows “to continue fighting for freedom of expression for fierce diverse voices.” 

Tickets: Free

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Church Fine Arts, Redfield Studio Theatre
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