Performance by Felicity Fenton – Photo by Kate Bredeson
Performance Works NorthWest/Linda Austin Dance
4625 SE 67th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
On February 20, 2017 Portland artists and activists gathered at Performance Works NorthWest/Linda Austin Dance for an evening of UnPresidented Acts. Dancer, artistic director, and choreographer Linda Austin curated the event, with drag artist Pepper Pepper as the evening’s host. Over two dozen artists gathered to perform everything from monologues to poems to films to Weird Allan Kaprow karaoke to rage hair combing. At one point, the assembled group collectively called Trump Tower to fire the president-in-chief. The artist lineup included Honey LeFleur, Anna Vo and Ary Lavallee, Button Will, Carla Rossi, Pepper Pepper, Ken Yoshikawa, Linda Austin, Danielle Ross, Tere Mathern, Mike Treffehn, Jin Camou, Felicity Fenton, Cyndy Chan, Meg McHutchinson, Tamara Lynne, Katie Piatt and Mel Haywood, and Claire Barrera. The words of Audre Lorde, Zoe Leonard, and Eileen Myles were screened and read aloud. The event raised funds for three Portland local nonprofits: Q Center, Don’t Shoot Portland, and El Programa Hispano.