Joan Lipkin

Cityscape
6:16 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Short LGBT Play Festival 'Briefs' Returns To Downtown St. Louis

Lola van Ella & Sammy the Tramp in “Lady and the Tramp,” one of the plays performed in the 2013 Briefs Festival.
Courtesy The Vital Voice

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 The Vital Voice.

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Cityscape
6:01 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Common Thread Contemporary Dance Collaborates With The DisAbility Project and Dance St. Louis

Rehearsal of the DisAbility Project and Common Thread Dance Company's collaboration, "One World"

Joan Lipkin has been creating theater with people who have disabilities since 1996, when she co-founded the DisAbility Project.  An outgrowth of That Uppity Theatre Company, of which Lipkin is artistic director, the DisAbility Project brings together amateur and professional performers of all abilities to create theater based on lived experience.

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Cityscape
9:42 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Second-Annual ‘Briefs: A Festival Of Short LGBT Plays’

Wendy Greenwood, Robert Lee Davis III, Beth Graveman in “Partners” from 1st "Briefs" Festival
John Lamb

For the second time, That Uppity Theatre Company and The Vital VOICE join forces to present a festival featuring 7 short LGBT plays.  Each play lasts just 10 minutes, so audience members can see all 7 works in just 90 minutes. 

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Gay play festival boasts big-name St. Louisans ons
11:00 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Gay play festival boasts big-name St. Louisans onstage and in the wings

In “Briefs: A Festival of Short Lesbian and Gay Plays,” the list of local theater celebrities is anything but brief. 

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. 

Where: La Perla (312 N. 8th Street), 63101

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