Open Flame Theatre is an all-transgender/gender non-conforming theatre ensemble based in Minneapolis, MN. Founded by Walken Schweigert and Katie Burgess in 2009 under the name the Unseen Ghost Brigade, Open Flame creates outdoor, site-responsive operatic performances about rewilding and the inherent power of transgender people. Through live music, dance, large scale climbable sculptures, and circus arts, Open Flame opens portals into surreal other-realms where the power of the imagination is released and reclaimed as part of the larger struggles for justice and freedom from colonization and the culture of capitalism.
THE GARDEN IS SET TO PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 24TH-26TH AT PHILADELPHIA COMMUNITY FARM.
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We are beyond thrilled to announce that our brand new PATREON page is LIVE as of May 2021!
For a small monthly fee, you can support us directly in exchange for exclusive access to our work, extra content, and a closer look into our creative journey, all while knowing that your kind donations are going right back into making our work stronger and our worlds more supported.
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We also want to thank our immensely generous patrons for their incredible support.
Jonathan Eburne & Hester Blum & Al Eburne
Tere Parsley Starnes