T.L. Cowan

T.L. Cowan

T.L. Cowan’s work has been featured in venues such as Sister Spit’s Spoken Word Circus, Montreal’s Edgy Women Festival, Edmonton’s Visualeyez Festival of Performance & Time-Based Art, Performance Studies International, Toronto’s Festival of Original Theatre, the Glastonbury Festival of Music & Contemporary Art and Dyke-opalypse, Belladonna and the Opentoe Peepshow in New York City. Her performance work includes The Twisted She Project—an intermedia collaborative performance collage that deals with the perversities of contemporary queer femininity—and the ongoing video and performance cycle, Forgiving Medjugorje—a meditation on sex, religion, reconciliation and money. She is also co-convener of DYKE CHECK! Queer Takes on the Revolution, a stage for trans* feminist and queer political performance at Dixon Place, and she is the author of GLITTERfesto: An Open Call For A Revolutionary Movement Of Activist Performance Based On The Premise That Social Justice is Fabulous. T.L. often appears in performance and video as one of her alter-egos, sometimes as Tammy Pamalovovich, Aging Supermodel Experimental Poet Revolutionary, or as Mrs. Trixie Cane, Professional Spokeslady; she has also appeared as aspiring adult-film producer and monarchist, Derek Marshall. T.L. teaches feminist and queer performance, literary and cultural studies at Eugene Lang College and in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City and she is a Hemispheric Institute Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at New York University.

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