“Debutante Balls” by Scott Turner Schofield

Please join us on September 3rd from 6-9pm at Ashe CAC (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd) for an award winning performance by Scott Turner Schofield.

“Debutante Balls” is a theatrical stand-up comedy dance through the fascinating culture of the Southern Debutante Ball. Schofield’s wicked sense of self-aware humor and poetic sensibility guide us gently (or is that genteel-ly?) through the many ways he “came out” into Southern Society (as a lesbian, radical feminist, and finally, as a transgender man), poking fun at gender roles and sniffing the vapors of nostalgia gone-with-the-wind in these modern times. Applauded by Judith (Jack) Halberstam and the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity alike, this is a generous, insightful, not-to-be-missed solo show. An excerpt from “Debutante Balls” can be found on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctlDsUKbYhQ).

Scott Turner Schofield is a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned straight guy who is usually taken for a gay teenager. As a full time performance artist, Schofield tours year-round, working on college campuses as often as at theatrical institutions. In addition to consistently sold-out performances, his residencies include lectures, workshops with youth (including fraternities and sororities) and administrators in college, municipal, and corporate settings. This combination of advocacy and art has significantly changed non-discrimination policies nationwide.

This event is free and open to the public

This event would not be possible without the John Burton Harter Charitable Trust (http://www.jbharter.org/info/trust.html). Thank you again for your support