Queer Performance: Darling Fitch / Al & Dog / Cypress Atlas


Saturday April 13th 7PM-10PM

The Dragonfly: Poetry and Performance Ritual Space

3921 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70117
For this month’s Second Saturday arts walk event please join us for a night of performance art from queer artists both local and international.

Darling Fitch (Berlin)
Al & Dog (NOLA)
Cypress Atlas (NOLA)

-Darling Fitch Presents “Revelations”-
Revelations: a hopeful harsh noise poetry pop opera about the end of the world and our place in it.

Darling Fitch is an American-born, Berlin-based writer, musician and performance artist. Their performance work has appeared in festivals internationally, including the Dixon Place HOT! Fest, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Month of Performance Art-Berlin. Fitch holds a merit award in fiction writing from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Recent poetry publications include Slanted House, Anti-Heroin Chic and Transnational Queer Underground (TQU). In April 2018, Fitch finished the three-year durational multimedia project A Stranger Sound, an auto-ethnographic narrative of gender transition and community. They are currently working on a poetry collection and on their next solo performance piece.

An adaptable and versatile performer, Fitch creates work that is at home everywhere from college campuses to raves, art galleries and independent theaters, bars, living rooms, and museums. In addition to performing regularly in Berlin and abroad, Fitch runs the local performance series Yes/No/Other/All: Performance on the Boundaries of Identity.

*Fitch is non-binary transgender and uses they/them pronouns

-Al & Dog-
Al & Dog creates text-based performance work from the realm of the absurd. Riding the line between experimental theatre and performance work, they will tantalize your mind with their word play and unusual use of language combined with a surreal embodiment of narrative to explore both hilarious and uncomfortable elements of the human condition. They/them pronouns.

-Cypress Atlas-
Cypress Atlas is a multi-media performance artist who works mainly with movement and sound-based media. They are known for their work as a butoh artist and vocal noise musician. Their work explores the ambiguities, frustrations, and pleasures of being a transfeminine nonbinary person navigating a cisheteronormative world. They have performed their work at the Dixon Place HOT! Festival, the Queens Museum, and many DIY venues such as Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn and the Mudlark Public Theatre here in New Orleans. They are the creator/producer/curator of the Vanishing Performance Festival and one half of the noise-pop enigma known as Hairface. They are a founding member of the Corrijeune Collective and they also sing with Serpentine, an intricate witch choir. They/them pronouns.

For this performance, Cypress will be focusing on creating a vocal-based noise set.

$5-15 suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Event photo by Claudia Brijbag.

*This event is doing it’s best to be a safe space. Hatred and bigotry as well as macho patriarchal garbage will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.*