Wellcome Collection (The Auditorium)
Sat 6 April, Sun 7 April : 16.00 - 17.00
Booking essential - from 22 March
Are you one of the good ones? Did you go to a women's march? Do you call your senator? Would you boycott Becky? Tonight someone's gonna. Talk show host Becky Harlowe is filming this episode live and you're so #blessed to be in her studio audience. Or are you? Gender and privilege collide in Lee Minora’s scathing American comedy that'll grab you by the p*ssy hat.
On why this show now Lee Minora says “Cause it’s about damn time. As feminist movements like #metoo gather mainstream momentum it's crucial that feminists do the work to recognize the intersecting issues that impact people's lives differently. I’m turning call-out culture on those who really need it. White women. Why? Because too many of us fail to understand that you can be both the oppressed AND the oppressor."
Lee Minora (Creator/ Performer) is an American theater maker and solo performer. Comedian and commentator; she dissects red hot political and feminist issues with scalpel sharp humor and stealthy smarts. Lee created and developed White Feminist as the artist in residence at The Wilma Theater. White Feminist was then seen at San Francisco’s FURYFactory, The Edinburgh Fringe and The Philadelphia Fringe. Lee’s solo show Cheeks, directed by Scott Sheppard, premiered in The Philadelphia Fringe and was seen at Good Good Comedy, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe and The NYC Brick Clown Festival. Lee is an artistic associate with The Berserker Residents. She is a Haas Emerging Artist Finalist, a Barrymore Nominee and a two time recipient of the Jilline Ringle Performance Grant. This spring Lee will be part of a Drama League Residency for a new piece called Nosejob (working title) that she is co-writing.
Alice Yorke (Director) is a Philadelphia-based actor, creator, director, and producer. She is a Co-Director of Lightning Rod Special, with whom she created and performed in Hackles, Let the Dog See the Rabbit, and Sans Everything. She is the lead artist on Lightning Rod Special's newest piece, The Appointment, a dark comedy with original music that reveals the absurdity, hypocrisy, and misogyny of the abortion debate in America; the piece is currently in development and will premiere in March 2019 at FringeArts. Other credits include The Gap at Azuka Theatre (Bonaly Award for Excellent Performance, Barrymore Award nomination), Down Past Passyunk at InterAct Theatre, Alex Bechtel's The West, Pig Iron’s 99 Breakups and Pay Up, dancing with clown-funk band, Red 40 and the Last Groovement, and directing Lee Minora's White Feminist. Proud graduate of the inaugural class of the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.
Connect on social media @lminora #Privilege #MeToo #OutrageFatigue #BoycottBecky