The coming out of stage



The project addresses the topic of construction of gender identity through feminine rituals in a visual essay of the quinceanera ceremony in the Hispanic community and the debutante ball in the southern United States. The performance draws from documentary and theater methodology using reenacted interviews, video and live actions. The project was developed under the arts residency Incubate at the Chicago Cultural Center, in collaboration with Aimme Brown. Project awarded CAAP Grant 2008, by the Illinois Arts Council.

-Presented at: In>Time performance festival

Cassidy Teather, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois 2008

-Presented at: La Perfecta exterioridad, round table

Centro Multimedia, Mexico City, 2008

Photo documentation by John W. Sisson, Jr.