Gay City Arts presents Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed AIDS Activist
by Chad Goller-Sojourner

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7pm

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Gay City Arts presents Marching in Gucci: Memoirs of a Well-Dressed AIDS Activist, a semi-autobiographical, multimedia solo performance by Chad Goller-Sojourner that chronicles his coming-of-age as a black gay AIDS activist in the nineties in New York City. At times funny, biting, and somber, Marching in Gucci explores the creator’s paradoxical relationship between fighting to save lives of the unknown while simultaneously engaging in multiple self-harming behaviors.

Accessibility Info: The Calamus Auditorium at Gay City is ADA accessible, has two single-stall all-gender restrooms, and is minimally scented. There will be scent free soap in the restrooms.

Special thanks to First Security Bank for their support of this show.

Chad Goller-Sojourner is a Seattle-based writer, storyteller, solo-performer and recipient of a distinguished Washington State Arts Commission Performing Arts Fellowship. Most recently he served as the 2013 Ohio University Glidden Visiting Professor, where his work focused on the social, political and historical dimensions of multi-identity construction and intersectionality. In 2011 he was awarded both an Artist Trust Grant and Creative Artist Residency to further develop his sophomore solo show: Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness. In 2009 he launched a national college tour of his groundbreaking and crushingly honest inaugural solo show entitled: Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy, which debuted July 2008, was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and has most recently been expanded into a written memoir.

Calamus Auditorium at Gay City

517 E. Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122