NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) announces that Jennifer Miller and Clare Dolan will present “A Vaudevillian Opera and Its Discontents” on Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Sullivan Lounge in the Amsler Campus Center on the MCLA campus.

This live show, which is free and open to the public, will include cantastoria, escape acts, sideshow phenomena, and a human cabinet of curiosities.

Miller is a professor of performance at the Pratt Institute of Design in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the founder and director of Circus Amok, New York’s only free, one-ring, no-animal, queer circus.

Author of “Cracked Ice or the Jewels of the Forbidden Skates” and “The Golden Racket,” Miller maintains an ongoing dance practice performing with Cathy Weiss, Jennifer Monson and John Jasperse. She was awarded a Bessie in 1995, an OBIE in 2000, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award in 2008.

Dolan is a painter, director and performer of cantastoria, toy theater, outdoor puppet pageantry and stilt dancing. She also works as a nurse in Vermont.

In addition, Dolan is veteran of the Bread and Puppet Theater, co-curator of Banner and Cranks, an annual festival of cantastoria performance, and the founder and curator of the Museum of Everyday Life in Glover, Vt., where she organizes exhibits that explore, analyze and celebrate objects we use in our daily routines.

“A Vaudevillian Opera and Its Discontents” is sponsored by MCLA’s Department of Academic Affairs; the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work; the Honors Program, the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies; Queer Student Club; and the Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.​

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