Sass Manifesto (Risk/Reward)
Wayne Bund - Risk/Reward Festival 2013
WAYNE BUND Sass Manifesto Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance June 21-23, 2013 Director: Anthony Hudson Writer/Performer: Wayne Bund Videos: Wayne Bund+Anthony Hudson Costume/Dance Consultant: Kaj-anne Pepper PERFORMANCE SYNOPSIS Sass Manifesto is a high energy tour-de-force of pop culture, radical feminism, and queer theory. Part Tina Turner Proud Mary, part Judith Butler Gender Trouble, the drag persona Feyonce tackles self-doubt, optimism, and feminist lineage, questioning the very nature of the creative process and originality. BIOS About Wayne Bund Wayne Bund is an interdisciplinary artist whose work resides within the act of performance. He uses photographs, videos, installation, and performance to explore notions of persona and authenticity, pointing to the thin line between the self, persona, and the other. He was born in Portland and raised on a farm in Boring, Oregon. He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Pacific Northwest College of Art, an MS in Teaching from Pace University, and a BA in Theater from University of Oregon. Bund has performed at the Ludlow Festival in the U.K. and in Portland with PICAʼs TBA: 09 and TBA:11 festivals. He has exhibited in San Francisco at SOMarts and in Portland at the Q-Center, PNCA's 2011 Faculty Biennial, PLACE, Cock Gallery, Disjecta, and the East End. He received a 2012 Project Grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council About Anthony Hudson Anthony Hudson makes art in the crossroads where identity, history, politics, and language come undone. Anthony is best known as Portland's drag clown par excellence Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at hegemonic realness almost always result in fantastic failure and revelations of her own mutability and vulnerability. Through performance, video, and the written and spoken manipulation of words, Anthony's work draws from mythology, theatre, popular culture, and critical theory. In 2012 Anthony was featured (with the DECEPTiCONS) in Hand2Mouth Theatre's Risk/Reward Festival, Conduit Dance's Dance+ Festival, and Performance Works NW's Richard Foreman Mini-Festival. In July 2013, Anthony will premiere Queering Portlandia, a community participation-based installation in the Portland Building, through the support of the Regional Arts & Culture Council. SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to Linda Austin, Kate Bredeson, and David Eckard for viewing rehearsals and offering technical advice.