Joan Lipkin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Short LGBT Play Festival 'Briefs' Returns To Downtown St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/short-lgbt-play-festival-briefs-returns-downtown-st-louis <p>The third annual “Briefs” festival featuring short LGBT plays will be held downtown next weekend at La Perla. This year the plays were selected from over 100 submissions, said Joan Lipkin, artistic director of That Uppity Theatre Company, which puts on the festival in partnership with <em>The</em> <em>Vital Voice</em>.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:16:28 +0000 Camille Phillips 34443 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Short LGBT Play Festival 'Briefs' Returns To Downtown St. Louis Common Thread Contemporary Dance Collaborates With The DisAbility Project and Dance St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/common-thread-contemporary-dance-collaborates-disability-project-and-dance-st-louis <p>Joan Lipkin has been creating theatre with the disability community since 1996 when she co-founded the <a href="http://www.uppityco.com/dp.html?pnl=1_3">DisAbility Project.</a>&nbsp; An outgrowth of <a href="http://www.uppityco.com/index.html">That Uppity Theatre Company</a> of which Lipkin is artistic director, the DisAbility Project brings together amateur and professional performers of all abilities to create theatre based on lived experience.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 23:01:56 +0000 Mary Edwards 30432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Common Thread Contemporary Dance Collaborates With The DisAbility Project and Dance St. Louis Second-Annual ‘Briefs: A Festival Of Short LGBT Plays’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-annual-briefs-festival-short-lgbt-plays <p>For the second time, <a href="http://www.uppityco.com/index.html">That Uppity Theatre Company</a> and <a href="http://thevitalvoice.com/">The Vital VOICE</a> join forces to present a festival featuring 7 short LGBT plays.&nbsp; Each play lasts just 10 minutes, so audience members can see all 7 works in just 90 minutes.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:42:29 +0000 Mary Edwards & Alex Heuer 9579 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second-Annual ‘Briefs: A Festival Of Short LGBT Plays’ Gay play festival boasts big-name St. Louisans onstage and in the wings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gay-play-festival-boasts-big-name-st-louisans-onstage-and-wings <p> In &ldquo;<a href="https://www.uppityco.com/briefs.html">Briefs: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays</a>,&rdquo; the list of local theater celebrities is anything but brief.&nbsp;</p> <p> The Feb. 24-26 weekend festival includes such veteran and award-winning directors as Edward Coffield, Annamaria Pileggi and Ed Reggi, and actors Donna Weinsting, Troy Turnipseed and Ken Haller. Even burlesque performer Lola Van Ella gets into the act.&nbsp;</p> <div class="col col40 right col_border_left "> <p> <strong>Where</strong>: La Perla (312 N. 8th Street), 63101</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Nancy Fowler 36991 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gay play festival boasts big-name St. Louisans onstage and in the wings