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Julian Legere artist in residence at Omineca Art Centre

Julian Legere, known to local audiences for his Pride Reading series at Theatre Northwest and his regular contributions to the MoveUp Prince George blog, is bringing queer performance and storytelling to the Omineca Arts Centre as July’s artist-in-residence. 

The first project is “AMAB inclined to softness,” a performance combining drag, burlesque, and storytelling. “There are so many tropes in the way queer stories are told, because for so long we haven’t been able to tell those stories ourselves.” Legere says of the show, “this performance looks backward at queer history to find the humanity inside the clichés, and bring them to life through my own present experience of queerness.”

The second project is an oral history connecting drug users’ experiences of the ongoing drug toxicity crisis to queer experiences of HIV/AIDS. This long-term project kicks off at Omineca with an interactive exhibition and a storytelling workshop, open to everyone and anyone. “There’s so much power in capturing and sharing and knowing each other’s stories,” Legere says, “so I hope this workshop will get people excited about that. Get them thinking about how and where they can share their stories and access that power.”

Email julian.s.legere@gmail.com to reserve a seat, or just show up on the 30th.

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