Circus Amok and Jennifer Miller to Return to MCLA


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Performance artist 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 24, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center's Sullivan Lounge.

The event is free and open to the public.

Miller will perform Xenobia, her Coney Island character, and a new, modern dance that she composed.

Circus Amok is an alternative, queer circus that performs while addressing pressing social issues. Miller has received much recognition for her work, including the Bessie Award in 1995 and the OBIE Award in 2000.

Miller has been doing alternative circus, theater, and dance for more than 20 years, including seven years on the Coney Island circuit. She has also appeared on the Jerry Springer, Ru Paul and Joan Rivers television shows, and teaches theatre at the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

According to Dr. Sumi Colligan, a professer in MCLA's Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, Miller's gender-bending and thought-provoking performances are well worth attending.

This event is 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.

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