IDOL TALK: A Magical Memory Tour of Teen Idols

Presented by Exit Dance Theatre

For this Mothers Day Weekend performance, Exit choreographers have collaborated with a host of women writers whose essays appear in the recent publication, Idol Talk; Women Writers on the Teen Idols That Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson.

$25.00 In Advance
$30.00 Day Of

Exit Dance Theatre and the Firehouse Center for the Arts present a unique evening of dance and readings IDOL TALK: A Magical Memory Tour of Teen Idols on Friday and Saturday May 10th and 11th 8:00pm.

In the midst of acne, social anxiety and training bras are the teen idols that make adolescent life a little more bearable. Whether their cutouts are plastered on bedroom walls or hidden behind locker doors, there is no denying the impact of these stars on young women. This collection of new essays explores, with tenderness and humor, the teen crushes of the past 50 years--from Elvis to John Lennon to Diana Ross--who have influenced the choices of women, romantically or otherwise, well into adulthood.

Actress/Writer, Marianne Leone will MC the performance and read her witty and poignant essay, “Cowboy Jesus”. Other authors making an appearance are: BA Shapiro, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Lee J. Kahrs, Michelle Soucy, Mary Granfield, Mary Sullivan, and Darlene R. Taylor, Caitlin McCarthy, among others.

Exit Dance Theatre explores and celebrates the themes of these essays, paying homage to Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and even The Mod Squad! New choreography by Nicole Duquette, Yori Thomas, Wendy Hamel, Erin Staffiere, Julie Pike, Fontaine Dubus, Jen Steeves, and Kayla Waldron range in styles from bluesy/jazz to theatrical.

In addition to the performance a writing workshop (run by Elizabeth Searle and Tamra Wilson), will be offered on Saturday, May 11th 2:00-5:00, focusing on memoir. For more information and to sign up click here.

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