In this intimate musical, Alison sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood through a series of memories and conversations – from her coming out to her moving journey to acceptance. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, emotionally charged, and wholly original musical that The New York Times calls “extraordinary,” and “a rare beauty.”
Film Screening: A Reflection of Self
"A Reflection of Self" is a World Muse Production that shares the voices and stories of LGBTQIA+ community members and explores what it means to be free. In collaboration with World Muse & BendFilm, proceeds to benefit Queer Creators Collective. Pay-what-you-can event tickets available at Tin Pan Theatre
A Conversation with Jeanine Tesori
Tony-Award Winning composer of Fun Home Tuesday, June 6th, 5 pm Jeanine Tesori, the Tony-award-winning composer of Fun Home and the most prolific and honored female theatrical composer in history, with five Broadway musicals and five Tony Award nominations will give a virtual talk and Q & A. Space is limited please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability
Workshop: Graphic Novel Basics
with Carolyn Parker, COCC instructor Saturday, June 10th, 10 am Scalehouse Gallery free of charge, donations accepted For this free event you will join COCC instructor Carolyn Parker for a morning spent doodling and learning the art of the graphic novel and cartoons. Free to the public, donations accepted. All art supplies will be provided.
Exhibition CONTOURS: A Personal Geography
Exhibition Opens: Wednesday, June 14th Exhibition Opens: 1 hour prior to each performance Artists’ Talk: Friday, June 16th, 8:45 pm Open Space Studios Artists exhibiting in Contours: A Personal Geography were asked to think about how their own environment and complex landscape transformed their existence. How did they visualize their own contours? How has their personal geography affected their desire to express themselves through visual art?
Teen/Young Adult Open Mic "This Is Me!"
Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30 pm Greenhouse Cabaret free of charge, donations accepted You have the talent, we have the microphone and stage! Be sure to sign up to reserve your spot on Bend's best stage, The Greenhouse Cabaret!
Talk Backs with Actors & Creative Team
Immediately following performances on Thursday, June 15th, and Thursday, June 22nd
Panel: Mapping the Themes of Fun Home
Embracing the Authentic Self and Family Dynamics Saturday, June 17th, 4-5pm Open Space Studios free of charge, donations accepted Panel discussion with mental health professionals, educators, and LGBTQ2IA+ community members. In both the novel and musical versions of Fun Home, Alison Bechdel is seeking truth and understanding of her life as she creates her memoir. In this discussion, our panelists will share the importance of owning one's truth, and explore the themes and topics of Fun Home and how these themes appear in their own lives and within our greater community.
Community Workshop: Identity & Belonging
join Claire Brislin of Write Now Programs Sun, June 25th, 3 pm Brooks Room Deschutes Public Library This free workshop will explore many of Fun Home's themes of identity, queer identity, coming-of-age, family dynamics, memory, and finding one’s place in the world. The workshop will include a variety of engaging exercises including flash performances, written reflection, drawing, and group discussion inspired by Bechdel’s text, and encourage participants to think deeply about their own identities, struggles, and personal truths.
Current Threats to Equality
Current Threats to Equality Workshop Online Discussion Weds., June 28th 6:30pm Join Heather Sawyer, Executive Director of American Oversight, and Jenny Pizer, Chief Legal Officer of Lambda Legal, to discuss the reality of “culture war,” the threats facing equality today…and what we can do about it.