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Apr 26, 2004 - NEA Four artist Tim Miller tackles gay marriage in upcoming Warho l performance



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Tim Miller performs Us as part of the Off the Wall series at The Warhol

(Pittsburgh, PA)...April 26, 2004...Internationally acclaimed solo performer, Tim Miller, will close out The Warhol's 2004 season of Off the Wall with a performance of his newest piece, Us. Miller performs two nights at The Warhol Saturday, May 22 and Sunday May 23 at 8 p.m.

 

Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's performance art is dedicated to trying to make sense of love, sex, and life. As a renowned gay-rights activist and infamous member of the NEA Four, his creative work strives to craft an artistic, spiritual and political exploration of his own identity as a homosexual. Miller has performed throughout North America, Australia and Europe in such venues as the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Walker Art Center, and New York's Performance Space (P.S.) 122, where he was one of the organization's founding artists.  Miller is also the author of two books, Shirts & Skin and Body Blows. His solo performance works have been published in the play collections, O Solo Homo and Sharing the Delirium.

 

Fast, funny and furious, Miller's newest show, Us, ricochets between his life-long love affair with Broadway musicals and an exploration of home, exile and the injustices lesbian and gay people face in the United States. Us is a humorous and pissed-off exploration of American contradictions, with Miller careening from a portrayal of an eight-year-old boy doing stripteases to the musical, Gypsy, to a ten-year-old boy planning to flee to Canada to escape the Vietnam War. With the rapidity of a skilled performer, Miller shifts from a tongue-in-cheek guide explaining how not to be angry, to a surreal wedding day tug-of-war at the edge of America as Niagara Falls rushes between his legs. With the current controversy over gay marriage in this country, Us could not be more timely.

 

Single tickets are $18; $15 for students and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh members. Seating is open and not assigned. All tickets are sold through The Andy Warhol Museum at 412.237.8300.

 

 

Funding for The Warhol's performing arts programming was provided by the James H. Beal Fund, Jack and Tally McKee Memorial Fund, and Samuel and Carrie Arnold Weinhaus Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.

Off the Wall is also funded in part by the Multicultural Arts Initiative (MCAI).  

Special thanks to guest curator, Mark Russell, at P.S. 122 in New York. Media sponsors are Pittsburgh City Paper and 91.3 WYEP FM.

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