Controlled Burn - Queer Performance for a World on…

Presented by 20% Theatre Company

Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408


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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Thursday, February 14 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, February 15 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, February 16 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Cabaret/variety Experimental New work

Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration. An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.

Controlled Burn was originally created in 2016 by Patrick’s Cabaret, a queer-led performance art incubator founded in Minneapolis in 1986. When Patrick’s Cabaret completed its sunset in 2018, the organization entrusted the program’s continuation to 20% Theatre Company.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Featuring: Jaffa Aharonov, Riley Jay Davis, Teighlor McGee, Nina Medvedeva, Atlese Robinson & Joey Schad with ASL-interpretation by Janine Schug and Jenee Petrie-Swanson

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Featuring: Shanique Emelife, Adja Gildersleve & Ashembaga (Ashe) Jaafaru, House of Larva, Emmanuel Kandolo, Olive, Maitreyi Ray & Simone Williams with ASL-interpretation by Erin Gardner and Linda Gill

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Featuring: Johanna Keller Flores, Deja Stowers, Yoni Light, Bobbi Vaughan, Oblivia Nukem Jun, Sami Pfeffer & Laura Levinson with ASL-interpretation by Erin Gardner and Linda Gill

Managing Producer - Claire Avitabile
Stage Management Team - Ben Harvey & Kassha Lisinski
ASL-Interpretation Team - Janine Schug, Jenee Petrie-Swanson, Erin Gardner and Linda Gill


TICKETS: $5-$25 Sliding Scale - pay what you can in that range!

Come early for concessions, good seats, and to find free neighborhood parking in Uptown!