Pasties are stupid. Season memberships aren’t. Here’s why…
Sweet Beast season members sustain an arts group that delivers consistent, pro-level, counter-current work with flair. Plus you get a ball cap and other goodies. Class act, right? Sweet SBDancers ($125) support transgressive art that makes us think for ourselves. Super SBDancers ($500) stand up for truth, justice, and the Alternative Way. Both make sure our programming is available to you and the entire community.
Thank you for considering Sweet Beast as a recipient of your generosity.
Back to pasties…
Patience as I describe the story of what’s happening with our Halloween show.
If you saw Cannibal A Love Story (2014) or Of Meat and Marrow (2013), you know Sweet Beast loves an adult take on the creepy day. Our newest invention is All Saints Salon. An immersive event that turns the theater upside-down, the Salon invites the audience onstage and around the space. At times shoulder-to-shoulder with a performance, each visitor finds their own path through an experience that includes a communion of sip and nosh. It’s a complex show to put together. And it has been complicated by…drum roll…pasties.
Apparently, our concoction of adult beverage and liberal art is toxic brew to the State. What we’ve done for years has finally caused a shit-fit. Every day, there’s something new that we can’t do any more. Titties– gone. Buttcheek– outa here. No shots offa cadaver. (This is what they mean by pushing boundaries.) At this point, our Halloween 2015 show is an experiment. We’ll conduct a test run, probably to a small group of invited guests and season members (nudge nudge). That’s about all we know right now.
Oh yeah, those pasties…
You might be wondering what’s the big deal? We live in the most conservative US state. No shit that morality codes bust your ovaries.
As a citizen and artist, what I find deeply fucked-up and fascinating is that morality laws make no distinction between being nude and being sexual. Sweet Beast has shown nudity onstage many many times. It has never been used sexually. Breasts are human form. Add pasties, they become sexual objects with a pull tab. Yet that’s exactly how Utah Code remedies a disease called areolae.
I could go on. Then again, maybe it’s best to put my thoughts onstage. Stay tuned about Halloween. And Save The Date for WTF!: January 16th, 2016.
— Sweet Beast Booby Busted Central Command