Boston, MA, November 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30pm, the fifth annual Bilicious variety show returns to the stage at Boston's South End neighborhood hotspot Club Café. Open to theatergoers of all persuasions, this thought-provoking evening of bisexual-themed multimedia performance is deeply educational and celebrates the talent and culture of the bisexual community. A Q&A panel discussion will immediately follow the performance, allowing the audience to engage cast members and the producer about their thoughts on bisexual issues.
Arlington, MA resident, producer and filmmaker Susannah Layton created the Bilicious show in 2007, after she was shocked to discover there were no bisexual events being produced that year at the annual National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco. She grabbed an opportunity to respond to a call for entries for the 2008 event and created a multimedia theater production, which would showcase bisexual artists and provide an opportunity for the audience to engage in a conversation about bisexuality. The Queer Cultural Center awarded her a Creating Queer Community grant to produce the first Bilicious show, which became the only featured bisexual event in the National Queer Arts Festival that year.
From 2008-2010 Bilicious was featured as the only bisexual event in the festival. Ms. Layton’s passion for the visual and performing arts fueled her desire to continue to produce Bilicious, which soon became an annual event in Boston in 2010, when Ms. Layton relocated from San Francisco to the Boston area. Her personal film interviews with the Bilicious cast are featured each year as part of the show, introducing each cast member on stage before their performance. Said Ms. Layton, “As a sexual minority group, bisexuals need cultural events that represent our community to feel visible, accepted, and understood. The Bilicious show helps to demystify stereotypes about bisexuality while presenting positive images of bisexuals, through an entertaining and educational multimedia variety show format.”
Nicole Kristal, co-author of The Bisexual’s Guide To The Universe said about Bilicious "I say this with all honesty – it was probably the best bi event I’ve ever attended. Thank you for doing so much for our community.” Kinnari Kreme from the Bay Area Bisexual Network said, "The show was phenomenal! So glad I could see it!...It was truly awesome to see so many bis and bi-friendly people in one place! The energy of the show was so great for all of us! It ministered to our hearts, minds and spirits!” Bilicious audience member Ronnie C. Rice Jr. said, “As a gay man…I wanted to say how much I enjoyed this event. I was entertained and educated."
The fifth annual Bilicious Boston show will feature local Boston area talent, with bisexual themed performances from Tiggy Upland the advice columnist for Bisexual Resource Center, writer/performer Laurie Wolfe, comedian Mimi Gonzalez, and slam poet Michael Monroe. Bilicious will also screen the premier of a music video from Swedish music producer/songwriter Hugo Hepfinger. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.biliciousproductions.com.