Good Actors

  • January 20 - 22, 2023
  • The Screening Room

    127 East Congress Street
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ticket Price $12.00 This event is now over

Good Actors is a one-woman performance of the poet Sommer Browning’s third poetry collection, Good Actors. The performance turns the often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, irreverent book into a boundary-pushing and culturally relevant play. The text is grounded in everyday life and centers subjects such as divorce, motherhood, loss, and alternative sex and sexuality but filtered through popular culture and a wry sense of humor. Conceptually, the play is a staged, lived embodiment of the text, and explores the lines between life and performance, role and responsibility, art and life. How do we transition between these things? Where are theedges? Do we ever know what the hell we’re doing? The performance is directed by Aaron Angello and incorporates animated projections by Kelly Sears.

Content Warning: 18+, Strong Language, Sexual Content.

Artist Bio: Sommer Browning is a poet, writer, and performer. Her latest book is Good Actors (Birds, LLC; 2022). Other books include, Backup Singers and Either Way I'm Celebrating, the artist book, The Circle Book (Cuneiform Press), the joke book, You're on My Period (Counterpath), and others. In 2017, she founded GEORGIA, an art space in her garage in Denver. Her writing and comics have appeared in The Stranger, Lit Hub, Bomb, Hyperallergic, and American Poetry Review. She’s performed all over the country, in living rooms and comedy clubs, as well as with the poetry theater group, GASP. She is a librarian.

Date & Time

Jan 20 - 22, 2023

Venue Details

The Screening Room

127 East Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701 The Screening Room
Tucson Fringe Festival

The Tucson Fringe Festival is an unjuried, uncensored performing arts festival. Since 2011, following international fringe tenets, the festival provides artists with low-risk, low-cost opportunities to perform by using economies of scale to reduce venue rental costs and by taking only 20%, and sometimes 0%, of the artist’s earnings. Tucson Fringe also provides the Tucson arts community with avant-garde, non-traditional performing arts at low-cost ticket prices.

The festival does not curate or select the performances, maintaining an environment in which everyone and anyone can perform. This ensures that underrepresented artistic voices, such as people of color, the LGBT+ community, women, and other marginalized genders, are championed in our community.

The festival takes place in January every year across multiple venues in downtown Tucson. On average, every year the festival has 20+ shows with between 50-60 performances during the festival weekend.

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