BAX, Brooklyn Arts Exchange has announced ENCOURAGER by BAX Artist-In-Residence Max Steele, April 26th-28th, 2013, Friday-Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 6:00pm. Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/918502. Tickets will be available one month before each performance.
ENCOURAGER is a new solo performance by Max Steele. Fictive secular spiritual guru Billy Cheer leads a Courage Workshop, leading the audience through new emotional strategies, drawing from the vernaculars of self-help books, queer and punk subcultures and radical politics, working towards personal liberation through self-destruction.
Featuring BAX's Artists-In-Residence (AIR), this performances culminates a shared journey through the creative process. Audience members enjoy the rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the Early Stages through to full productions. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November, continued with the Works-in Progress Series in January, and culminates in these Spring performances.
Since 1991, our Artist In Residence program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.
Max Steele is a performer and writer living in Brooklyn. He has presented work at the New Museum, Rapture Cafe, Deitch Projects, PPOW Gallery, Envoy Enterprises, Dixon Place, and the Queens Museum of Art. He writes the psychedelic porno poetry zine Scorcher, and his writing has been featured in Dossier Journal, Spank, Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, East Village Boys, Birdsong, and Noisey. As an actor, Steele has performed in the NYC debut of Tennessee Williams' Now the Cats with the Jeweled Claws (at La MAMA), Dan Fishback's You Will Experience Silence, the LOGO TV sitcom Jeffery and Cole Casserole, and his stint as a go-go dancer for New York's only queer punk party QxBxRx earned him the moniker "go-go boy of the damned".
Founded in 1991, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a is a multi-faceted community performing arts center located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering an annual presenting season, artist services, and educational programs for youth and adults. BAX receives support from city, state and national public and private foundations. Our programs have been featured in several Brooklyn, NYC, and national publications, celebrating our continued support of artists of all ages.
For more information about BAX and its programs, call 718-832-0018, email email@example.com or visit www.bax.org.