Our second of two TBA Festival Flights, Seniors, Sex, & Spirituality: Art and Social Change references two TBA projects: Holcombe Waller’s LGBT Requiem Mass (a work-in-progress to debut at a future TBA Festival) and Mammalian Diving Reflex’s All the Sex I’ve Ever Had. Both projects are developed collaboratively with communities, working at the tensions between sexuality, identity, and cultural and social systems, assumptions, and ideologies.In addition to performances and workshops throughout the Festival, Seniors, Sexuality & Spirituality includes a free, public symposium on September 20th, exploring contemporary art and performance as potential sites and situations for social, political, and public engagement and experimentation. Join festival-goers and visiting and local guests for a day of collective conversation and inquiry, followed by happy hour on PICA’s rooftop deck.The following events are a part of this Festival Flight:


Mammalian Diving Reflex,  All the Sex I’ve Ever Had

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5:30 PM Reverence Reclaimed! / *SNAP* A Workshop for Singing with Holcombe Waller

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10:00 AM LGBT Requiem Mass Roundtable

11:00 AM A Community Forum on Art, Activism and Social Change 

1:30 PM TBA Conversation – Mammalian Diving Reflex

3:00 PM Respondent Remarks & Closing Conversation with Joël Barraquiel Tan, Director of Community Engagement, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco and Catherine (Kate) Ming T’ien Duffly, Asst. Professor, Theatre & Performance Studies, Reed College

4:00 PM Symposium Reception – Happy Hour on PICA’s rooftop deck for all participants!

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SUNDAY, SEPT 21 Join symposium participants and TBA Festival-goers for a Bloody Mary Bruncheon at THE WORKS at Fashion Tech, TBA’s hub site (2010 SE 8th Ave, Portland).

Festival Flights highlight artistic, political, or cultural connections among various performances, exhibitions, late-night shows, workshops, screenings, TBA Conversations, Field Guide sessions, and more. Think of a Flight as a thematic tasting–try one or two events or make time for an immersive experience across a range of related happenings.