The GUSH Series

Each year as part of our mainstage season we bring a piece of theatrical work from outside Seattle to be performed on our stage. You’ll see vibrant new artists, fearless contemporary performance, form-breaking theatrical experiences once a year, as part of our season. We are thrilled to be able to expand our yearly offerings, invest in internationally acclaimed artists, and give Seattle audiences the change to experience new kinds of creative perspective.

Raja Feather Kelly’s UGLY (Black Queer Zoo)

Written, Directed, and Performed by Raja Feather Kelly

West Coast Premiere

March 5 – 16, 2020

Internationally recognized choreographer Raja Feather Kelly will bring his show UGLY (Black Queer Zoo) as the second installment of the GUSH Series. Part dance theater and part pop culture collage, Kelly’s dynamic solo is about the lack of black queer subjectivity in the mainstream. Anointed in mustard yellow from head to toe and contained inside a clear box, UGLY is unsettling intimate and shockingly beautiful. Don’t look away.

***Raja Feather Kelly’s UGLY (Black Queer Zoo) had its world premiere at the Bushwick Starr in 2018.