Mimi McGurl presents Queer Gardening

Is there such a thing as a queer plant? A queer garden? Well what does queer mean anyway? In this 40-minute presentation by theater scholar and local landscape gardener Mimi McGurl will answer these questions and more. Beginning with some basic science about the mating habits of flowers, the talk will then consider the range of flowers historically associated with gay and lesbian identity, and will end with a re-imagining of the biblical Garden of Eden.

Each attendee will receive seeds to  plant in their home gardens.

Mimi McGurl  is a freelance director, dramaturg, and landscape gardener in the Catskills. She has collaborated with the Farm Arts Collective on Shakespeare on the Farm, with NACL on Courage, The Weather Project, Shakespeare’s Will, and The Lost Book of Lakewood House. She has also served as dramaturg for LAVA, and directed plays at the Catskill Art Society (CAS), the Liberty Free Theatre, the WOW Cafe Theatre, 13th Street Rep, Chashama, the American Conservatory Theater (ACT), the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Theatre Rhinoceros, and Highways. She has been adjunct faculty at NYU, ACT’s MFA program, Mills College, and at the University of California, Irvine where she received her MFA. Mimi has a PhD from Stanford University in Performance Studies but absolutely no formal training as a gardener.  Sunday, June 13, 2:00  Tickets:  FREE  In-Person at the Tango Cafe

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