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Queertopia '19

  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre 1500 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN, 55407 United States (map)

Queertopia 2019
Sustained EMERGEncy

In our 14th year of ungovernable queer art-making during Pride week, we are responding to urgency with care and adaptability. This year, we are in sustained conversation with crisis.

What happens when an emergency doesn’t conveniently end? How do we adapt to continue to respond effectively? How do we grow ourselves during continuous emergency? We are not the cause of emergency. Our liberation is the necessity for the emergency.

(The first) Pride was an emergency.
This is an EMERGEncy.

with Performing Artists:
Gabriela Santiago
Gabrielle Civil and Moe Lionel
Kōl Lisinski
Niara Williams
Teighlor McGee
Venus De Mars

and Visual Artists:
Alice Ferox
Ellis Perez
Juliette Myers
Tori Hong

Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm


Low-Scent: We ask everyone’s participation in making Queertopia a low-scent event. Please don't wear perfume or scented products to the show. You can also help by using fragrance-free detergent on your clothes.

Wheelchair Mobility: The theater and bathroom are accessible by wheelchair.

Public Transportation: The theater is within one block of bus stops for the #21 bus on Lake Street and the #14 on Bloomington Avenue.

Accessible Bathrooms: There are three gender-neutral bathrooms. One is wheelchair-accessible located inside the theater on the riser.

Seating: The audience is seated. Armless chairs are available.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing: The ASL-interpreted night is Thursday June 20. The interpreters are Rosalinda Estrada-Alvarez (NAD III) and Hercules "Hera" Domingo E G-K. One of the performances includes video, which is captioned. The theater does not have open captioning or an Assistive Listening System.

Blind/Low-Vision: The performances on Thursday June 20 are Audio Described by Elana Centor. Large-print and Braille programs are available at the front desk.

Sensory Room: There is a low-sensory room on the third floor where you can relax. The third floor is only accessible by stairs; unfortunately, there is no elevator.

Service Animals: You are welcome to bring your service animal. Chairs in the theater can be moved to accommodate them.

Sliding-Scale Night: Wednesday June 19, you can buy a ticket for as little as $5. If that is still a financial barrier, please contact Queertopia.

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours including intermission.

Questions? You are welcome to ask questions, make accessibility requests, or give feedback. Queertopia’s curators prefer to communicate by email (

Earlier Event: June 19
Queertopia '19