Dickie Beau: Blackouts (U.S. Premiere)

This performance will be held October 5 – 8, 2017 – read more and buy tickets »

Drag fabulist Dickie Beau embodies counter-cultural figures and movie stars alike. Miming to spoken word rather than song, Beau has revitalized the tradition of lip-syncing, performing with the showmanship of a drag artist and the melancholy of a clown. At home on the stages of clubs, theaters and cabarets, he has received awards including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award.

For his first major U.S. solo show, Dickie Beau conjures the wayward spirits of Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, and journalist Richard Meryman. In uncanny invocations performed to a shadowy soundscape of their own voices, he merges reality with illusion and his identity with those of his idols. The result is an ethereal portrait of icons in exile and a reflection on the lingering impressions they’ve left behind.

“This is lip-syncing to spoken word. It’s about channeling voices, imagining them going through my body, which becomes a conduit for other things, like glitches in machines.” – Dickie Beau

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Presented in partnership with the Crossing the Line Festival and the British Council

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