Collection Title: Susana Cook collection
Title: Butch Fashion Show in the femme auto body shop
Alternate Title: Butch fashion in the femme auto body shop
Date: 1997 July
Location: Performed at Dixon Place, New York City, in July 1997.
Work Type: Performance., Theater., Queer/Gay/Lesbian performance., Feminist theater., Political performance., Latino theater.
Susana Cook, writer, producer, director.
Susana Cook (protagonist), Lisa Haas (protagonist), Kate Wilson, Tango Lesbiango Company.
Run-time (hh:mm:ss): 00:36:46
Language: English
Synopsis: Susana Cook ( is a New York-based Argentinean theater and performance artist. Mainly directed to queer and Latino communities in New York City, Cook's work also encompasses a heated response to broader State policies that oppress communities defined in the intersection of race, gender, and class. In her shows, Cook parodies discourses of power, drawing attention to the close ties between the state, religious and political conservatism, and the military. Cook's plays usually feature all-women casts that defy the normative performance of gender, race, and sexuality. Her piece 'Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop' was performed at Dixon Pace in the context of the HOT Festival in July, 1997. The performance, a collaboration between Susana and artist Lisa Haas, is comprised of scenes previously worked for a cabaret by Cook's Tango Lesbiango company called 'The Service Economy Vaudeville.' It is a witty, satirical exploration of the ups, downs, and sexual charades at play in an urban butch-femme relationship.
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Copyright Holder: Susana Cook
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