Dolly Fest 2019
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|07.30.19||Dolly Fest Celebrates Dolly Parton's Influence on Culture – Queer and Otherwise by Savana Dunning (Austin Chronicle)|
MouthRadio presents Dolly Fest 2019, a performance and party dedicated to Our Lady of titties and rhinestones, Dolly Parton.
DOLLY fest kicks off at 8:00pm with a staged reading of a play titled: Songs for Drunk Cowboys Who May Also Be Women. An Anti-Musical. (For Fools, Only). This new play by Sarah Loucks follows wannabe country singer Cheyenne and her chihuahua, Dolly Parton, on a country music tour dripping in Dr. Pepper and heartbreak. A camp philosophical remix, Songs for Drunk Cowboys examines gender and desire using the the melodramatic tropes of country music and the legacy of Dolly Parton.
Following the staged reading is KILL JOLENE: A KARAOKE PLAY. A Dolly Parton song cycle featuring the talents of 20 local Austin artists, KILL JOLENE: A KARAOKE PLAY explores Dolly’s discography through a variety of artistic mediums from dance to video to drag. Featuring a theatrical set by P1nkstar and Y2K and a drag performance by Roxy Brooks and Sabel Scities.
The night will close out with a DJ set by Boi Orbison (https://www.facebook.com/boiorbison/) of Neon Rainbows: 90s Country Night.
- Staged Reading: 8:00pm
- Kill Jolene: A Karaoke Play: 9:00pm-10:30pm
- DJ Boi Orbison: 10:30pm-12:00am
Sarah produces her plays and other nonsense under the name MouthRadio with collaborators from Austin, TX and beyond. MouthRadio creates weird, upsetting, joyful live performance with a focus on experimentation and underrepresented voices.
- Written by Sarah Loucks
- Directed by Ann Marie Dorr
- Sound Design by Keenan Hurley
- Produced by Francesca Ghizzoni
- Featuring: Jay Byrd, CB Goodman, Kedian Keohan, and many more!