Please join us on Friday May 5 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for Laugh Your Panties Off, a donation drive event benefitting the Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter! We will be collecting donations of new underwear, bras, and feminine hygiene products. Panty drive!
Comic and artist Katie Piatt will be hosting the event with other special guests making us laugh all night with screenings of RuPaul's Drag Race in between. Donate your new underpants!
Katie Piatt is an artist living, playing dress-up, and telling jokes in Portland, Oregon. She explores the ideas of gender, body, sizeism, and queer identity with her extensive background in soft sculpture, sewing, and knitting as well as in her participatory performance and storytelling/comedy practice. Using devastatingly honest humor and the art of spoken word, improvisation, and awkward silence, she tells her stories of surviving religion, misogyny, and challenges the effects of growing up a fat girl in the conservative Ozark hills of southern Missouri.
She also dresses up and goes around as a character she calls “Old Annie”, a grown-up but still child-like persona of Little Orphan Annie. A project putting narrative on females in show business, getting older, loneliness, and an effigy of failing gracefully - Old Annie has crashed the Whitney Biennial, taken pictures with tourists on Times Square, put out an “Awkward Sexy Calendar", done standup in Canada, and chaperoned -- or was the Mrs. Garrett to -- the minor performers at TBA15's Critical Mascara.
Katie has an MFA in Visual Studies and has performed at the Banff Centre, Portland's Artist Repertory Theatre as part of the 2015 Risk/Reward Festival, PNCA, PSU, the street, the Siren Theater, and most recently at the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art's new addition in NE Portland.
Look for her at the 2017 NW New Works Festival June 9th, 10th, 11th!