JOIN US for an all night queer contemporary art event in celebration of World Pride 2014 on Saturday June 21! Art is happening all around Queen Street West and Church & Wellesley Village. Here’s what we have lined up at The Theatre Centre:

Nigel Nolan
June 21 @ 7:00 pm – June 22 @ 1:30 am
FeD, JOEL, OMAR and SEB is an installation composed of paintings, drawings, chat-logs, client emails and installation photographs. Inspired by the lived experiences of FeD, JOEL, OMAR and SEB, the exhibition investigates the relationships and inherent complexities between artist, subject, patron and viewer.

Nigel Nolan is a Canadian, Buenos Aires-based artist, working with installation and situation-specific scenarios. Nigel is interested in the space where art meets daily life and the lived experiences produced within this murky context. He has had solo exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Toronto and New York.

What if Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres Was Finally Given The Late Night Show She Deserves?!
Ariel Len of Zoey’s Projects
June 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
A Reclaimed Drag/Dance Performance, tribute to television host Ellen DeGeneres which honors her influence in LGBT advocacy and her role in changing the way in which LGBT women are perceived in the television industry. With this piece, Len expresses her discomfort with the ‘men’s parade’ seen on late night TV, and references NBC’s failure in offering DeGeneres the coveted host position on The Tonight Show to succeed Jay Leno.
Performances begin at 7:15pm and 8:45pm.

Marilyn Monroe: The Last Word is Mine
Ariel Len of Zoey’s Projects
June 21 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
This Reclaimed Drag/Dance Performance is a tribute to Marilyn Monroe. The piece takes Monroe’s personal struggle and the abuse that she endured as a platform to make a commentary on violence against women worldwide. Len embodies Monroe, who is brought back from the death, modernized and empowered, and allows her a final word regarding her worth as a woman.

Ariel Len is a Canadian filmmaker, choreographer, dancer, writer, multi-medium, visual and performance artist. She Founded Zoey’s Projects to create, produce and direct both Solo and group projects in all combinations of mediums to celebrate Womyn and people of all diversities and cultures, both visible and invisible.
Performances begin at 7:15pm and 8:45pm.

The Common Ground
Phenomenon Theatrix
June 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Based on the lived experiences of youth with LGB-identified parents, The Common Ground is a 60-minute musical that explores the powerful voices, the unique perspective, and the beautiful stories of several Ontario youth.

Founded by Ken McNeilly, Phenomenon Theatrix is a Toronto-based theatre company that writes and produces research-inspired musicals.
Performances begin at 7:30pm and 11:00pm.

Natalie Wood
June 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Banana/Bakergram is a live multi-screen video performance drawing upon the experiences of and misrepresentations of Josephine Baker. This piece intends to encourage audience participation in the creation of alternative narratives to deep emotions in the audience and engages with the idea of the pain of assimilation and passing.

Natalie Wood is a multimedia artist whose work is focused on counter-narratives that place black feminist and queer identities into broader historical narratives and aesthetic frameworks. She has participated in the AGO’s Hoarding Project, Nuit Blanche 2007 among other exhibitions and events.

DJ Set - Simple Chemistry
June 22 @ 12:15 am
Electronic artist Simple Chemistry blends elements of techno, house & freestyle to create a sound reminiscent of the past with and entirely new momentum. He will be playing selections form his recently released debut album for Nuit Rose.

Awkward Glamour Party
Mammalian Diving Reflex
June 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Come out to Awkward Glamour Party for a night of games, prizes, performances and of course, dancing. Be prepared for a night of fun and show off at the Catwalk with your smooth moves and killer looks. Glamour is a queer’s best friend, so show it off and celebrate World Pride Week.

Founded in 1993, Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences. We are a culture production workshop that creates site and social-specific performance events, theatre-based productions, gallery-based participatory installations, video products, art objects and theoretical texts.

Full list of NUIT ROSE events.