Circus Amok to Return to MCLA

Jennifer Miller of Circus Amok

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Performance artist Jennifer Miller, a bearded woman and the founder and director of Circus Amok, returns to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Monday, March 5, 2012, at 7 p.m., when she will perform in the Amsler Campus Center’s Sullivan Lounge. Miller’s appearance at MCLA will include a slideshow about the sources of inspiration for her style of political theater, interspersed with circus tricks, modern dance and fire eating. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Circus Amok is an alternative, queer circus that performs while addressing pressing social issues. Miller has received much recognition for her work, including the Bessie Award in 1995 and the OBIE Award in 2000.

Miller has been doing alternative circus, theater, and dance for more than 20 years, including seven years on the Coney Island circuit. She has also appeared on the Jerry Springer, Ru Paul and Joan Rivers television shows. Miller teaches at the Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

This year’s event marks Miller’s sixth performance at MCLA.




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