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Controlled Burn - Queer Performance for a World on Fire


  • Phoenix Theater 2605 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55408 United States (map)

Named for the practice of burning a prairie to promote new growth, Controlled Burn is a space for queer rage, revolution, and reclamation, aimed at regeneration.

An intersectional space for queer performers, Controlled Burn is a cabaret-type festival curated by the fiercely talented Taja Will, Maia Jean and Dua Saleh. This special three-night event features a unique lineup each evening.

Controlled Burn was originally created in 2016 by Patrick’s Cabaret, a queer-led performance art incubator founded in Minneapolis in 1986. When Patrick’s Cabaret completed its sunset in 2018, the organization entrusted the program’s continuation to 20% Theatre Company.

February 14-16, 2019 at Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Earlier Event: February 13
Queer Book Club
Later Event: February 16
Drag Story Hour @ Moon Palace Books