Acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller brings back his one-man tour de
force, *Glory Box*, to CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids. *Glory Box* is a funny,
sexy and charged exploration of Tim’s journeys through the challenges of
love, marriage equality for gay Americans and much more.
Tim originally premiered the work at CSPS back in 1999. He returns with
this victory lap performance in celebration of the overturning of the
Defense of Marriage Act and his marriage to Australian Alistair McCartney.
From Miller’s hilarious grade school playground battles over wanting to
marry another boy to the harrowing travails of being in a bi-national
relationship with his Australian lover, *Glory Box* leads the audience on
an intense and humorous journey into the complexity of the human heart. *Glory
Box* (the term that Australians use for “hope chest”) conjures an
alternative site for the placing of memories, hopes and dreams of gay
people’s extraordinary potential for love.
CSPS is located at 1103 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $16 in
advance and $20 at the door. For tickets and more info, call
Miller has received numerous grants from the National Endowment for the
Arts. In 1990, he was awarded a NEA Solo Performer Fellowship, which was
overturned under political pressure from the Bush White House because of
the gay themes of Miller’s work. Miller and three other artists, the
so-called “NEA 4,” successfully sued the federal government with the help
of the ACLU for violation of their First Amendment rights.
*Tim is doing a week-long storytelling workshop with Coe College students
beginning on Dec. 3 and culminating Dec. 7 with a 7:30 pm performance of
their collective performance work Body Maps. His CSPS performance is
co-sponsored by Coe College Department of Theatre Arts, with additional
funding assistance from the Coe GLBT Alliance and the Committee on
Diversity.* Read more...