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Dress Suits to Hire and the Landscape of Queer Urbanity
Performance and the City (2009)
  • Kim Solga, The University of Western Ontario
Abstract

As the story goes, the only good queer is an urban queer. But does the LGBTQ population of America really want to cede all that wide open space to straight-laced (and often violent) ideologies? The work of Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver has consistently challenged the perceived boundaries of lesbian experience; in this paper, I theorize the queer geography of their OBIE-winning hit, Dress Suits to Hire, via its 2005 anniversary revival in Austin, Texas.

Keywords
  • Performance,
  • Queer Studies
Publication Date
2009
Editor
D. J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr, and Kim Solga
Publisher
Palgrave
Publisher Statement
Published as a book chapter in: Performance and the City. D. J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr, and Kim Solga. (Eds.).
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Citation Information
Solga, Kim. “Dress Suits to Hire and the Landscape of Queer Urbanity.” Performance and the City. Ed. D.J. Hopkins, Shelley Orr, and Kim Solga. Performance Interventions. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009. 152-68.