Presented by LGBT Studies
Flex Theater at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
November 14, 7:30 PM
Nina Arsenault is a critically acclaimed interdisciplinary artist who has worked in live performance, photography, video art, writing and popular national media to document and explore her continuing psychic and physical transformations. Her work is fiercely honest, unapologetically sensational, and crafted with a deep love of beauty and drama. Nina’s gender transformation, her cosmetic metamorphosis through over sixty surgical procedures, and her personal life have been the subject of numerous national and international documentary television programs, radio interviews, and print articles. Her work has chronicled her experiences with plastic surgery, life in the sex trade and romances with straight men amorous of transsexuals. She describes herself as a theater maker, speaker, media artist, and transsexual aesthete.
On November 14th Nina will perform in an evening cabaret, "The Whore of Babalon," featuring excerpts of her work in theater, film, photography, and spoken word. On November 13th she will offer both faculty and students alike to engage Nina in an informal discussion about her transsexual identity and transformation, the inter-disciplinary nature of her art, and her work as a collaborator with photographers, film makers, theater directors, and dramaturgs.
LGBT Studies: A Conversation with Nina Arsenault, an interdisciplinary trans performance artist
258 Goldwin Smith Hall
November 13, 4:30 PM