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Circus Amok Returns to MCLA

02/24/2011

NORTH ADAMS, MA - Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and director of Circus Amok, will return to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge. 

The event, which will include a short documentary on Circus Amok and a solo performance by Miller, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

Miller is the founder and director of Circus Amok, an alternative queer theater that gives free performances in poor and ethnic neighborhoods in New York City. She has won numerous awards for her work on the circus. She teaches theater at the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Miller has been doing alternative circus, theater, and dance for more than 20 years, including seven years on the Coney Island circuit. She also has appeared on the Jerry Springer, Ru Paul and Joan Rivers TV shows. Circus Amok has won several prestigious awards, such as the Bessie in 1995 and the OBIE in 2000.  

Sponsored by MCLA's Office of Academic Affairs, the Honors Program, the Susan B. Anthony Women's Center, and the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Department, this year's event marks Miller's fourth performance at the College.