I.D. Festival — Calpernia Addams
OBERON Presents, OBERON Shows
February 4, 2017 at 7PM
Calpernia Addams
"She has a certain Gypsy Rose Lee quality of vulnerability."
NYTimes Magazine

As a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Calpernia has toured the US and Europe playing original acoustic music, most recently opening for indie superstar Patrick Wolf in London, Ukraine, Germany and more across two continents.
 
In Testimony, Calpernia's debut album of original acoustic music, she tells stories from a life that began as the musical eldest child of a minister in a fundamentalist Christian cult hidden away in the woods of Tennessee. A harrowing escape into the burning deserts of the first Gulf War as a combat medic followed, and then her unlikely rebirth as a teetotaling showgirl and burlesque dancer on some of the South's most dangerous and underground stages. A devastating tragedy led to years of work in activism and the crushing machine of Hollywood. Now Calpernia has returned to the simple instruments and music of her childhood to give testimony of her still-unquenchable passion for authenticity, hope and adventure.

Learn more about this show: http://www.calpernia.com/testimony/.

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Presented in conversation with A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, the I.D. Festival series celebrates the diverse experiences of the trans community, explores issues of gender identity, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories. See more I.D. Festival events here! Buy a ticket for an I.D. Festival show and Trans Scripts and get a discount. Discount cannot be applied for Zone C tickets.

One of Hollywood’s most prominent trans voices opens up about her journey. More

Take a look at what Calpernia has to say about her life growing up, the politics of language, and her history as a tireless advocate for equality. More

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This festival is presented in conversation with the A.R.T.’s production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, performing at the Loeb Drama Center from January 19 – February 5, and continues OBERON’s engagement with trans artists and stories.

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Ticket prices

A.R.T. Subscribers, Members, and Student Members: Log into your account for discounts. All tickets $25

Venue

OBERON 2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

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