Pride, Not Prejudice 5

Friday June 15th 6:00 pm | The Yard | 18+
Games and Potluck, Bring a Dish To Share!

Friday June 15th 7:00 - 10:00pm | The Yard | 18+
DanceHall with DJ Dylan Turmeque AKA Freda Calor, hosted by Deborah Lohse/TruDee. Adults 18+

Saturday June 16th 10:00am - 1:00 pm | The Yard | All Ages
Love, Laughter, and Literature: A H.O.W. Jr. Event
Family friendly Pride activities

Location: The Yard, Chilmark

DanceHall - $10
Family H.O.W. Jr. Event - Free!

The Yard celebrates LGBTQA+ culture and marriage equality, while rising fierce and strong against the ever dangerous tide of discrimination and ignorance. PRIDE, NOT PREJUDICE 5 honors the LGBTQA+ community of the Cape and Islands and its friends and allies.

Dylan Turmeque AKA Frida Calor: An educator, multimedia artist, and former Yard intern living in NYC. Dylan graduated from Wesleyan University with a Masters with High Honors in Psychology, where he first started experimenting with video, music, dance, and drag. He uses different elements from each medium to create a experience that allows for exploration and possibilities of liberation. He is beyond thrilled to return once for Martha Vineyard's Pride, and being part of the unique atmosphere that The Yard always creates. Follow him on instagram: @fridacalor & Soundcloud: 

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Deborah Lohse is a choreographer/performer living and working in New York City. Her work has been presented in theaters, public spaces and festivals including DANCE NOW Joe’s Pub, American Dance Festival, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, United Solo Theater Festival, La Mama Moves and the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. She has received commissions from Women In Motion, Mantra Percussion, SUNY Purchase, DANCE NOW and Island Moving Company as well as artist residencies from The Yard, Marble House Project, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Acadia Summer Arts Program and SILO. As a performer, Lohse has worked with theater directors Michael Preston, Barbara Karger and Anne Kauffman, visual artists Suzanne Bocanegra  and Paulina Olowska and choreographer Monica Bill Barnes. She currently performs with Katy Pyle/Ballez, Cori Olinghouse, Doug Elkins, David Parker and her collaborative crew LMnO3 (Lohse, Marquis and Oakley) and as her alter ego indefatigable cabaret persona TruDee.

TruDee is a formidable dance artist and storyteller from Tuckahoe, NY. She began her dance training at the age of five in ballet, tap and aerobics under the tutelage of Miss Belinda in the local parks and recreation department. Her love of theater emerged later on through the coveted role of the Virgin Mary in the church nativity play. In her senior high school drama class she wrote and performed in her first one woman play as the prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. In the past year, TruDee, an elusive genre straddler, has gone on to share her dance stories at Joe’s Pub, American Dance Festival, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, and the beloved West Village drag bars Boots & Saddle and Stonewall Inn. SILO and Marble House Project and Djerassi Artist Residency have hosted her musings and creative exercises. She has created dances and led workshops in performance for Advanced Curation and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

TruDee would like you to also note that she is an award winning lip sync artist, ribboned competitive speed walking champion and holds the title as the youngest member of the her church choir joining the ranks at the age of 11.


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