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Artinfusion Happy Hour + Happening: “Male Fragility: A Night of Rant & Reason”
Join us for “Male Fragility: A Night of Rant & Reason,” presented by Katie Piatt. Considered a critical love letter to men, Piatt examines the patriarchy’s tradition of cutting off men from their emotions and critiques how this system has overtly and subtly contributed to the disproportionate treatment of women in the workplace and in society in general. Come ready to participate and stick around for Q&A with Katie after the performance.
Katie Piatt is a nonbinary artist living, playing dress-up, and telling jokes in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Katie explores the ideas of gender, body, fatpower/sizeism, and queer identity with their extensive background in soft sculpture, sewing, and knitting as well as in their participatory performance art and storytelling/comedy practice. Using devastatingly honest humor and the art of spoken word, improvisation, and the awkward sound/silence, Katie tells stories of surviving religion, abuse, misogyny, and growing up a fat queer “girl” in the conservative Ozark hills of southern Missouri. Katie is also an educator and teaches both children and adults alike how to smash patriarchy through the wonders of arts, crafts, and participatory performance art pieces. Katie has an MFA in Visual Studies and has performed at the Banff Centre, Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre as part of the 2015 Risk/Reward Festival, PNCA, PSU, the street, the Siren Theater with her queer comedy troupe That’s What She Said, the 2017 NW New Works Festival in Seattle, WA.
Sponsored by RopeSwing, JTH Productions, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., The Hershey Company, Leisurlist, Wright Lindsey Jennings, Blue Moon Brewing Company, Greenwood Gearhart Inc., and Saatchi & Saatchi X.
Free with online registration, open to everyone.